Monna Vanna (Février)

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Monna Vanna is a drame lyrique or opera in four acts by composer Henry Février. The opera's French libretto is by playwright Maurice Maeterlinck and is based on his play of the same name. The opera premiered on 13 January 1909 at the Académie Nationale de Musique in Paris.


Vanni Marcoux as Guido Colonna
Role Voice type Premiere Cast, 13 January 1909
Giovanna (Monna Vanna), Guido's wife soprano Lucienne Bréval
Guido Colonna, commander of the Pisan Garrison bass Vanni Marcoux
Marco Colonna, Guido's father baritone Jean-François Delmas
Prinzivalle, General in the pay of Florence tenor Lucien Muratore
Trivulzio, Commissioner of the Florentine Republic bass Joachim Cerdan
Borso, Guido's lieutenant Conguet
Torello, Guido's lieutenant Triadou
Vedio, Prinzivalle's secretary tenor Georges Nansen
Nobles, Soldiers, Peasants, etc. chorus

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