Catone in Utica, RV 705 (Vivaldi, Antonio)

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Publisher. Info. Venice: Girolamo Savioni [1737].
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Work Title Catone in Utica
Alternative. Title Dramma per musica in tre atti
Composer Vivaldi, Antonio
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. RV 705
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 3 Acts
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1737
First Performance. 1737-03-26 in Verona: Teatro Filarmonico
Premiere Cast
Cesare Grandi (Catone)
Lorenzo Ghirardi (Cesare)
Anna Girò (Marzia)
Maria Giovanna Gasparini (Emilia)
Giacomo Zaghini (Arbace)
Elisabetta Moro (Fulvio)
Librettist Pietro Metastasio (1698–1782)
Language Italian
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Baroque
Piece Style Baroque
Instrumentation voices, orchestra (according to Turin holograph manuscript)
  • Cast:
Catone (tenor)
Cesare (soprano castrato)
Marzia (contralto)
Emilia (soprano)
Arbace (soprano castrato)
Fulvio (contralto, travesti)
  • Orchestra:
2 trumpets, 2 horns, (2 oboes), strings, continuo

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Operas and other stage works by Antonio Vivaldi