Giannina e Bernardone

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Giannina e Bernardone
Dramma giocoso by Domenico Cimarosa
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The composer
Librettist Filippo Livigni
Language Italian
Premiere 1781 (1781)
Teatro San Samuele, Venice

Giannina e Bernardone is a dramma giocoso in two acts by composer Domenico Cimarosa with an Italian libretto by Filippo Livigni. The opera premiered in the autumn of 1781 at the Teatro San Samuele in Venice. A portion of the work was performed again in 1786 in Venice in the form of an intermezzo entitled Il villano geloso.[1]

Roles[edit]

Role Voice type Premiere cast, Autumn 1781
(Conductor: - )
Giannina soprano
Masino tenor
Bernardone bass
Lauretta soprano
il capitano Francone tenor
Don Orlando bass
Donna Aurora mezzo-soprano
friends, servants, soldiers, the military band, neighbors

Recording[edit]

  • 1953 - Sena Jurinac (Giannina), Sesto Bruscantini (Bernardone), Graziella Sciutti (Lauretta), Disma de Ceco (Donna Aurora), Mario Carlin (Capitano Francone), Mario Borriello (Don Orlando), Carlo de Antonio (Masino)
    Coro e Orchestra della RAI di Milano, Nino Sanzogno (conductor) - Andromeda (2 CDs)

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