Ifigenia in Tauride (Jommelli)
Ifigenia in Tauride is an opera (opera seria) in three acts by Niccolò Jommelli set to a libretto by the Mannheim court poet Mattia Verazi. It premiered on 30 May 1771 at the Teatro San Carlo in Naples to celebrate the name day of Ferdinand I of the Two Sicilies. The story is based on Iphigenia in Tauris by Euripides.
|Role||Voice type||Premiere cast
30 May 1771
|Ifigenia, priestess of Diana||soprano||Maria Anna de Amicis-Buonsollazzi|
|Oreste, Ifigenia's brother||soprano castrato||Gaspare Pacchierotti|
|Toante, King of Tauris||tenor||Arcangelo Cortoni|
|Pilade, Oreste's friend||soprano castrato||Tommaso Galeazzi|
|Tomiri, hereditary princess of Tauris||soprano||Teresa Mignoni|
|Merodate, king of Sarmati||contralto castrato||Pietro Santi|
Notes and references
- Verazi's libretto had previously been used for Gian Francesco de Majo's ballet of the same name which premiered in Mannheim in 1764.