Le nozze d'Ercole e d'Ebe

Le nozze d'Ercole e d'Ebe (The Marriage of Hercules and Hebe) is an opera in two acts composed by Christoph Willibald Gluck to an Italian libretto by an unknown author. Sometimes referred to as a festa teatrale or serenata, it was first performed in Pillnitz near Dresden on 29 June 1747 to celebrate the double wedding of the Bavarian elector and the Saxon crown prince to each other's sisters.[1][2][3]


Role Voice type Premiere Cast, 29 June 1747[3]
(Conductor: Christoph Willibald Gluck)
Giove tenor Setimio Canini
Ebe soprano Giustina Turchotti
Giunone contralto Giacinta Forcellini
Ercole soprano (en travesti) Regina Mingotti


  1. ^ Sadie, Julie Anne (1998). Companion to Baroque Music, p. 87. University of California Press
  2. ^ Greene, David Mason (1985). Greene's Biographical Encyclopedia of Composers, p. 317. Reproducing Piano Roll Foundation
  3. ^ a b Gluck-Gesamtausgabe. Le nozze d'Ercole e d'Ebe. Institut für Musikwissenschaft, Goethe-Universität