Gli orti esperidi
Gli orti esperidi (The Gardens of the Hesperides) is a libretto by Metastasio set first in 1721 by Nicola Porpora, and performed 28 August 1721, at the Palazzo Reale. In 1751 Nicola Conforto set the libretto in honor of the Empress Maria Theresa of Austria, to celebrate the name day of the Spanish king Ferdinand VI on May 30.
- The Harvard Biographical Dictionary of Music - Page 703 0674372999 Don Michael Randel - 1996 - other works dating from this time include 2 serenatas, Angelica (1720) and Gli orti esperidi (1721), with texts by the young Metasta- sio.
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