Pietro Mascagni – Zanetto

Opera in one act. Libretto by Giovanni Targioni-Tozzetti and Guido Menasci based on the play Le Passant by François Coppée. First performed in the Liceo Musicale G. Rossini, Pesaro, on 2 March 1896.   The story is set in a villa in the hills just to the east of Florence during the Renaissance period; it […]

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Jacopo Peri – Euridice

A tragedy in a prologue and five scenes. Text by Ottavio Rinuccini (the word ‘libretto’ had not been invented yet): written in verse and a very elegant poem in its own right. First performed in the Pitti Palace in Florence on 6 October 1600 Prologue The opera begins with a Prologue delivered by a singer […]

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