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SEMIRAMIDE

Concert version opera
Gioachino Rossini (1792-1868)
Melodramma tragico in two acts
Libretto from Gaetano Rossi after Sémiramis de Voltaire
Season 2021-22
Duration: 3h30
Incl. 1 intermission
10

"To create great drama you need great music theory"

Beethoven once said to Rossini before advising him not to attempt anything more serious the The Barber of Seville. Nevertheless, Rossini did return to composing opera seria. Ten years after Tancredi, he composed Semiramide. Taking up the legendary figure of the queen of Babylon, the composer weaves a breathtaking, tragic melodrama, which has become an exemplar of the bel canto. Semiramide is often considered a pivotal work in Rossini’s career and, as it was written before his departure for Paris, where he would remain until he died, it is also a kind of farewell to Italy.

Corrado Rovaris
Conductor
Maria Grazia Schiavo
Semiramide
Marina Viotti
Arsace
Mirco Palazzi
Assur

First performance at La Fenice in Venice, February 3, 1823
Ricordi edition

Semiramide
Maria Grazia Schiavo
Arsace
Marina Viotti
Assur
Mirco Palazzi
Idreno
Francisco Brito
Azema
Ornella Corvi
Oroe
Raphaël Hardmeyer
Mitrane
Jean Miannay
Ombra di Nino
Joshua Morris
Conductor
Corrado Rovaris
Conductor's assistant
Leonardo Benini
Videography
Gianfranco Bianchi

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