Ifigenia in Tauride (Jommelli)

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Ifigenia in Tauride is an opera (opera seria) in three acts by Niccolò Jommelli set to a libretto by the Mannheim court poet Mattia Verazi.[1] It premiered on 30 May 1771 at the Teatro San Carlo in Naples to celebrate the name day of Ferdinand I of the Two Sicilies. The story is based on Iphigenia in Tauris by Euripides.

Roles[edit]

Role Voice type Premiere cast
30 May 1771
Ifigenia, priestess of Diana soprano Maria Anna Lucia De Amicis-Buonsollazzi
Diana soprano Teresa Mignoni
Oreste, Ifigenia's brother soprano castrato Gaspare Pacchierotti
Toante, King of Tauris soprano castrato Tommaso Galeazzi
Ministro del tempio, minister of Diana's temple contralto castrato Pietro Santi
Pilade, Oreste's friend tenor Arcangelo Cortoni

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ Verazi's libretto had previously been used for Gian Francesco de Majo's ballet of the same name which premiered in Mannheim in 1764.

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