Sigismondo

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Sigismondo is an operatic 'dramma' in two acts by Gioachino Rossini to an Italian libretto by Giuseppe Maria Foppa.

The opera was not a success and Rossini later re-used some of its music in Elisabetta, regina d'Inghilterra, The Barber of Seville,[1] and Adina.[2]

Performance history[edit]

Sigismondo was first performed at the Teatro La Fenice, Venice, on 26 December 1814, with revivals in Padua, Cremona and Reggio Emilia (all in 1819), Florence (1820) and Bologna (1827).

Its modern revival took place in Rovigo in 1992 (see recording details below).

Synopsis[edit]

Time: 16th Century
Place: Poland[3]

Roles[edit]

Role Voice type Premiere Cast, 26 December 1814[4]
(Conductor: )
Sigismondo, King of Poland contralto Marietta Marcolini
Ladislao, Prime Minister of Poland tenor Claudio Bonoldi
Anagilda, sister of Ladislao soprano Marianna Rossi
Radoski, confidant of Ladislao baritone Domenico Bartoli
Ulderico, King of Bohemia bass Luciano Bianchi
Aldimira, daughter of Ulderico and wife of Sigismondo soprano Elisabetta Manfredini-Guarmani
Zenovito, Polish noble bass Luciano Bianchi

Recordings[edit]

Year Cast:
Sigismondo, Bruno, Aldimira, Ulderico
Conductor,
Opera House and Orchestra
Label [5]
1992 Sonia Ganassi,
Bruno Lazzaretti,
Rosella Ragatzu,
Giacomo Prestia
Richard Bonynge,
Rovigo Venezze Conservatory Orchestra
Audio CD: Bongiovanni
Cat: 8.660189-90
1995 Carmen Oprisanu,
??,
Tatiana Korovina,
Vladimir Prudnikov
Marc Andreae,
Stuttgarter Kammerorchester and Prague Male Choir
(Recorded at the Wildbad Rossini Festival, July)
Audio CD: CROSSROADS
Cat: CR 0102695

References[edit]

Notes

  1. ^ Osborne, Charles, p.44
  2. ^ Holden, p. 775
  3. ^ Osborne, Charles, p. 43
  4. ^ Information from AmadeusOnline.eu
  5. ^ Recordings of Sigismondo on operadis-opera-discography.org.uk

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