L'Orione

L'Orione (Orion) is an opera in three acts and a prologue by the Italian composer Francesco Cavalli with a libretto by Francesco Melosio. It was first performed at the Royal Theatre, Milan, in June 1653 to celebrate the election of Ferdinand IV as King of the Romans. The libretto had originally been written for the Teatro San Moisè, Venice, in 1642. Orione was revived in Santa Fe, New Mexico, in 1983 by the conductor and musicologist Raymond Leppard.

RolesEdit

Role Voice type Premiere cast, June 1653
(Conductor: – )
Orione C1
Diana C1
Aurora F4
Castore C1
Ercole F4
Taumanti C3
Filotero F4
Vulcano F4
Bronte F4
Sterope C4
Apollo
Venere C3
Cupido (=Amor) C1
Giove
Titone
Nettuno
Caronte
Pluto
Vecchia
Una ninfa dell'Aurora
Due ninfi di Diana both C1

ReferencesEdit

Source

L'Orione: Scores at the International Music Score Library Project