L'Orione

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L'Orione (Orion) is an opera in three acts and a prologue by the Italian composer Francesco Cavalli with a libretto by Francesco Melosio. It was first performed at the Royal Theatre, Milan, in June 1653 to celebrate the election of Ferdinand IV as King of the Romans. The libretto had originally been written for the Teatro San Moisè, Venice, in 1642. Orione was revived in Santa Fe, New Mexico, in 1983 by the conductor and musicologist Raymond Leppard.

Roles[edit]

Role Voice type Premiere cast, June 1653
(Conductor: – )
Orione
Diana
Aurora
Castore
Ercole
Taumanti
Filotero
Vulcano
Bronte
Sterope
Apollo
Venere
Cupido
Giove
Titone
Nettuno
Caronte
Pluto
Vecchia
Una ninfa dell'Aurora
Due ninfi di Diana

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