Vivaldi - Curtis
Ercole sul Termodonte (1723)Duration: 130 minutes
Dramma per musica in three acts, edited by Alessandro Ciccolini and Alan Curtis
Libretto by Antonio Salvi (I)
3S,M,3CT(S,2A),T; mixed chorus; 126.96.36.199-0.1.0.0-continuo-strings.
This work is available from Boosey & Hawkes for the world.
This important opera, performed in Rome a year earlier than Vivaldi's Il Giustino, and including the young Carestini in its cast, was long thought to be lost. Nearly all the arias have however been found, some missing their orchestral accompaniments, in various locations, and the lost recitatives and other missing parts have been composed by Alessandro Ciccolini.
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