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Porpora e Metastasio - Semiramide Riconosciuta

Porpora e Metastasio - Semiramide Riconosciuta

Nicola Porpora e Pietro Metastasio - Semiramide Riconosciuta (Avi)

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Nicola Porpora (1686-1768) - Semiramide riconosciuta

Libretto by Pietro Metastasio (1698-1782)


Live recorded in Bibbiena Teatro dei Dovizi - Baroque Festival 2003 Semiramide an Egyptian princess (mezzosoprano) Giacinta Nicotra Mirteo an Egyptian prince, brother of Semiramide (soprano) Stefania Donzelli - Sibari also formerly in love with Semiramide (contralto) Daniele Tonini - Ircano  a Scythian prince (soprano) Sara Allegretta Tamiri princess of Bactria (soprano) Alexandra Zabala - Musical Ensemble Arcadia in Musica - Cymbal Francesco Moi

Conductor Massimiliano Carraro - Director, scenographer and costume designer Massimo Gasparon -  Musical Assistant Giovanna Nocetti -  
Assistants Director Matteo Mazzoni, Andrea Cigni -  - Video recording by Metis Film.r.l. - Video Director Tiziano Mancini - audio recording by Kicco Music.


The Egyptian princess Semiramide rules Assyria disguised as a man. Princess Tamiri prepares to choose a husband from three candidates, setting in motion a series of events that leads to Semiramide being reunited with her lover Scitalce, and the exposure of the villainy of his rival Sibari.


Performance history

The opera was first performed on 26 December 1729 at the Teatro San Giovanni Gristostomo in Venice. Metastasio's libretto had been used in Rome, on 6 February that same year, for another setting of the same title by Leonardo Vinci.

  • Avi XVid