Il filosofo di campagna

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  (Redirected from Il Filosofo di campagna)
Jump to: navigation, search

Il filosofo di campagna ("The Country Philosopher") is a dramma giocoso per musica in 3 acts by composer Baldassare Galuppi. The opera uses an Italian language libretto by Carlo Goldoni. The work premiered at the Teatro San Samuele in Venice on 26 October 1754.[1]

Il filosofo di campagna, which has been defined a "masterly opera",[2] obtained a great success, with many performances throughout Europe.[2][3]

Roles[edit]

Roles Voice type Premiere cast,[1]
26 October 1754
(Conductor: )
Eugenia, daughter of Don Tritemio, unmarried soprano Giovannina Baglioni
Rinaldo, nobleman, in love with Eugenia soprano Angela Conti-Leonardi
Nardo, rich farmer, known as "the Philosopher" tenor Francesco Baglioni
Lesbina, housemaid of Don Tritemio soprano Clementina Baglioni
Don Tritemio, coming from the city and lodging in the village bass Francesco Carattoli
Lena, niece of Nardo soprano Anna Zanini
Capocchio, notary of the village tenor Giacomo Caldinelli

Synopsis[edit]

Tritemio wants his daughter Eugenia to marry Nardo, a rich farmer, known as "the Philosopher", but Eugenia is in love with the nobleman Rinaldo. Lesbina, housemaid of Tritemio, in order to avoid that Nardo meets Eugenia, takes the place of the girl. Nardo, who has never seen Eugenia before, ends up falling in love with Lesbina, convinced that she is the true daughter of Tritemio.

After a series of misunderstandings Nardo learns of the true identity of Lesbina, but he accepts the housmaid all the same and remains in love with her.

Lesbina persuades Tritemio that she wants to marry him and a notary is called. When the notary arrives, without Tritemio knowing it, a double wedding is celebrated, between Nardo and Lesbina and between Rinaldo and Eugenia. Tritemio has to resign himself to the situation, but he finds his consolation marrying Lena, a niece of Nardo.

Recordings[edit]

Year Cast:
(Eugenia,
Rinaldo,
Nardo,
Lesbina,
Don Tritemio)
Conductor,
Opera House and Orchestra
Label
1956 Anna Moffo,
Florindo Andreolli,
Rolando Panerai,
Elena Rizzieri,
Mario Petri
Renato Fasano,
I Virtuosi di Roma
Audio CD: Testament,
Cat: TES 1195[4]
2001 Paola Antonucci,
Patrizio Saudelli,
Alessandro Calamai,
Patrizia Cigna,
Giorgio Gatti
Francesco Piva,
Intermusicale Ensemble
Audio CD: Bongiovanni,
Cat: GB 2256/8-2[5]

References[edit]

Notes

  1. ^ a b "Il filosofo di campagna". amadeusonline.eu. 
  2. ^ a b Monson, The New Grove Dictionary of Opera
  3. ^ Mellace, Dizionario dell'opera
  4. ^ "Baldassare Galuppi - Il Filosofo di Campagna - Renato Fasano (1956)". operaclass. Retrieved 18 January 2015. 
  5. ^ "Baldassare Galuppi - Il Filosofo di Campagna - Francesco Piva (2001)". operaclass. Retrieved 18 January 2015. 

Sources

External links[edit]