Director: Attilio Cremonesi
- Johannes Chum (Curzio)
- Rosanna Savoia (Ersilia)
- Robin Johannsen (Valeria)
- Netta Or (Ostilio)
- Mariselle Martinez (Romolo)Archivos para descarga:
Romolo ed Ersilia is an 18th-century Italian opera in 3 acts by the Czech composer Josef Mysliveček composed to a libretto by the Italian poet Metastasio first produced in Innsbruck in 1765 with music by Johann Adolf Hasse.
The drama was one of Metastasio’s last, shortest, and least popular. Mysliveček’s setting of 1773 was the only other one known to have been produced during the remainder of the eighteenth cebtury. It includes significant alterations, in particular the introduction of new arias that augment the importance of certain characters and the re-ordering of existing arias. The alterations are not attributable. This opera (and all the rest of Mysliveček’s operas) belong to the serious type in Italian language referred to as opera seria. In Mysliveček’s day, the opening aria, “Questa è la bella face,” the duet that concludes the first act, and the quartet that concludes the second act were famed for their brilliance.
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Romolo ed Ersilia was first performed at the Teatro San Carlo in Naples on 13 August 1773 to commemorate the birthday of Maria Carolina, queen of Naples. The music for the production had to be composed hurriedly, since the composer was detained at the border of the Kingdom of Naples until mid-July for his lack of a passport. The management of the Teatro San Carlo resolved to have the three acts of the opera parceled out among three composers resident locally, however Mysliveček was able to resolve his difficulties at the border in time to fulfill his commission. The composer’s haste is manifested in a large proportion of arias with a reduced scoring (strings only, or strings and winds without brass). The result was nonetheless very successful, and Mysliveček was immediately commissioned to compose an opera for the queen’s birthday in 1774 (the opera Artaserse). In all, Mysliveček completed six more operas for the Teatro San Carlo before his death in 1781, which meant that more of his works were performed there during the 1770s than those of any other composer. This was quite a distinction, since the San Carlo was the most prestigious venue for the performance of Italian opera seria in the world. The cast of Romolo ed Ersilia included three distinguished singers: Gaspare Pacchierotti, Anna de Amicis-Buonsolazzi, and Giuseppe Tibaldi.