Medonte, re di Epiro

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For the opera by Josef Mysliveček, see Il Medonte.

Medonte, re di Epiro ("Medonte, King of Epirus") is an opera seria in three acts by Giuseppe Sarti. The libretto was by Giovanni de Gamerra.

Performance history[edit]

It was first performed at the Teatro della Pergola in Florence on 8 September 1777. The opera was very successful in its time.


Role Voice type Premiere cast, September 8, 1777
Medonte, King of Epirus tenor Giacomo Panati
Selene, Princess of Argos in love with Arbace soprano Rosa Agostini Devizzi
Arbace, Prince of Dodone and a General of Epirus soprano castrato Giuseppe Aprile "Sciroletto"
Zelinda soprano Antonia Pacini
Evandro tenor Silvestro Fiamenghi
Talete tenor Francesco Casini Papi


Medonte, re di Epiro by Marita P McClymonds, in 'The New Grove Dictionary of Opera', ed. Stanley Sadie (London, 1992) ISBN 0-333-73432-7