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Music Text

Libretto by Carlo Goldoni (I)


S,2A,CT(S),3T; mixed chorus;

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World Premiere
Teatro San Moisé
Repertoire Note

A charmingly light-hearted libretto by the well-known Venetian playwright Carlo Goldoni, was set to music by the as-yet-inexperienced, but very talented young Neapolitan-trained Tommaso Traetta (1727-1779). There is an appealing mixture of grand opera seria arias, treated somewhat tongue-in-cheek, with very cunning, shorter, simpler numbers in opera buffa style.

Recommended Recording

Trogu-Röhrich / Russo-Ermolli / Balconi / Del Monaco / Crook / Fagotto / Zambon / La Fenice Orchestra / Alan Curtis
Opus 111 (1993)

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