Adelia (opera)

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Adelia, o La figlia dell'arciere (Adelia, or The Archer's Daughter) is an opera in three acts by Gaetano Donizetti. The Italian libretto was written partly by Felice Romani (Acts 1 and 2) and by Girolamo Maria Marini (Act 3), a part-time poet who had achieved notability the previous year with Otto Nicolai's Il templario. The opera premiered at the Teatro Apollo, Rome on 11 February 1841.

Roles[edit]

Role Voice type Premiere Cast, 11 February 1841
(Conductor: Emilio Angelini )
Carlo, Duke of Burgundy baritone Filippo Valentini
Oliviero, Count of Fienna tenor Lorenzo Salvi
Arnoldo, commander of the French archers in the service of the Duke bass Ignazio Marini
Adelia, his daughter soprano Giuseppina Strepponi
Comino, the Duke's chamberlain tenor Pietro Gasperini
Odetta, Adelia's friend mezzo-soprano Clementina Baroni
A squire of Oliviero bass Luigi Fossi

Synopsis[edit]

Time: "The past"[1]
Place: Burgundy

Notable arias and numbers[edit]

Act 1

  • Arnoldo: Siam giunti
  • Adelia: Fui presaga; ah, tu lo vedi

Act 2

  • Duet: Adelia and Arnoldo: Ah, no, non posso
  • Duet: Adelia and Oliviero: Tutto di te sollecito

Act 3

  • Oliviero: Che fia di me!
  • Adelia: Ah! mi lasciate

Recordings[edit]

Year Cast
(Carlo, Oliviero, Arnoldo, Adelia)
Conductor,
Opera House and Orchestra
Label[2]
1998 Stefano Antonucci,
Octavio Arévalo,
Boris Martinovic,
Mariella Devia
John Neschling
Teatro Carlo Felice, Genoa Orchestra and Chorus
(Recorded at performances in the Teatro Carlo Felice, January/ February)
Audio CD: BMG Ricordi(Agorá)
Cat: RFCD 2029
2006 Giulio Mastronataro,
David Sotgiu,
Andrea Silvestrelli,
Michela Sburlati
Gustav Kuhn
Haydn Orchester von Bozen und Trient and the Haydn Choir
(Recorded at concert performances in the Bolzano Auditorium, Bozen, 11–16 December)
Audio CD: RCA «Red Seal»
Cat: 88697 10813 2

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