Fedra (Mayr)

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Fedra is an opera (melodramma serio) in two acts composed by Simon Mayr to an Italian-language libretto by Luigi Romanelli based on Racine's play Phèdre.

It premiered on 26 December 1820 at La Scala in Milan with Teresa Belloc-Giorgi in the title role.[1][2] The German premiere of the opera took place at the Staatstheater Braunschweig on 30 March 2008, 188 years after its first performance.


Year Cast
Opera house and orchestra
2008 Capucine Chiaudani,
Tomasz Zagorski,
Rebecca Nelsen,
Dae-Bum Lee,
Hyo-Jin Shin,
Jorn Lindemann
Gerd Schaller,
Chor des Staatstheaters Braunschweig, Staatsorchester Braunschweig.
CD: Oehms Classics
OC 920


  1. ^ Casaglia, Gherardo (2005) "26 Dicembre 1820". Almanacco Amadeus, Retrieved 8 July 2013 (in Italian).
  2. ^ Libretti d'Opera. Fedra (Giovanni Simone Mayr). Retrieved 8 July 2013 (in Italian).
  3. ^ [1]

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