Nerone (Mascagni)

Nerone (Nero) is an opera in three acts by Pietro Mascagni from a libretto by Giovanni Targioni-Tozzetti, based on the 1872 play Nerone by Pietro Cossa. Most of Mascagni's music was drawn from a failed project Vistilia (from 1907)[1] – the music made to 'fit' a wholly unconnected libretto.

It received its first performance on 16 January 1935 at La Scala, Milan, which was conducted by Mascagni himself.

RolesEdit

Roles, voice types, premiere cast
Role Voice type Premiere cast, 16 January 1935[2][3]
Conductor: Pietro Mascagni
Atte soprano Lina Bruna Rasa
Claudio Cesare Nerone tenor Aureliano Pertile
Clivio Rufo bass Duilio Baronti
Egloge soprano Margherita Carosio
Epafrodìto baritone Fabio Ronchi
Faònte tenor Gino Del Signore
Icèlo tenor Giuseppe Nessi
Menècrate baritone Apollo Granforte
Vinìcio baritone Aristide Baracchi
Nevio tenor Ettore Parmeggiani
Pastore tenor Nello Palai
Basilio bass Tancredi Pasero
Petronio bass Giuseppe Noto
Mucrone bass Luciano Donaggio
Eulogio bass Franco Zaccarini

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Wagner, Hans-Joachim (2016). Fremde Welten: Die Oper des italienischen Verismo. Springer-Verlag. p. 159. ISBN 9783476037688.
  2. ^ "Pietro Mascagni: Nero cast list on italianopera.org. Retrieved 5 December 2013
  3. ^ Casaglia, Gherardo (2005). "Nerone, 16 January 1935". L'Almanacco di Gherardo Casaglia (in Italian).

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