Scipione affricano (Scipio Africanus) is an opera in a prologue and three acts by Francesco Cavalli. It was designated as a dramma per musica. The Italian libretto was by Nicolò Minato, based on Livy's "The Continence of Scipio".
It was first performed in Venice at the Teatro SS. Giovanni e Paolo on 9 February 1664. It was also given in Rome in 1671 with the castrato Giovanni Francesco Grossi as a celebrated Siface. Giovanni Buonaventura Viviani produced a greatly revised version of the opera for the Carnival of Venice in 1678.
|Role||Voice type||Premiere cast, 9 February 1664|
|Siface||alto castrato||Giovanni Francesco Grossi|
- Casaglia, Gherardo (2005). "Scipione affricano, 9 February 1664". L'Almanacco di Gherardo Casaglia (in Italian).