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Domenico Cimarosa - L'Olimpiade

31.03.2024 to 31.03.2024 - Halle E+G

Domenico Cimarosa - L'Olimpiade


© Katharina Schiffl © Katharina Schiffl


sun, 31.03.2024
19.00 h

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Dramma per Musica in two Acts 

Libretto by Pietro Metastasio

Sun 31.03., 19h

Sport, political theory and social criticism? Where, if not in an opera, could these three things be brought together? L’Olimpiade is one of the libretti by the grandmaster Metastasio that has been set to music most often. During the Olympic Games, two pairs of lovers must face many tough challenges, and not just sporting ones, before everything ultimately turns out well. Cimarosa wrote his opera in 1784 for the inauguration of the Teatro Eretenio in Vicenza. The quality of this setting means that it stands head and shoulders above the rest because the composer not only has considerable experience of comedy and tragedy to draw on, but also uses a musical language that already foreshadows the 19th century.

Concert performance in Italian with German surtitles

Introduction to the work 30 minutes before curtain-up

Halle E+G


Halle E + G BetriebsgesmbH
Museumsplatz 1, A-1070 Vienna
Tel.: +43 1 524 33 21-0



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