Zenobia (Piccinni, Niccolò)

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1756 Version

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Publisher. Info. Partial Holograph manuscript, 1756
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Misc. Notes The Library of the S. Pietro a Majella Conservatory, Naples (I-Nc): Rari 1.8.19-20.
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1769 Version

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Publisher. Info. Manuscript, n.d.(ca.1769).
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Misc. Notes The Library of the S. Pietro a Majella Conservatory, Naples (I-Nc): Rari Cornice 4.13-15.
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Publisher. Info. Holograph manuscript, 1756
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Misc. Notes The Library of the S. Pietro a Majella Conservatory, Naples (I-Nc): Rari 2.3.1.
1. Act I, Sc.1. Aria of Radamisto: Oh almen qualor si perde
2. Act I, Sc.6. Aria of Zenobia: Lasciami, o ciel pietoso
3. Act II. Recitativo & Aria of Tiridate: Di pena sì forte
4. Act I, Sc.5. Aria of Egle: Di ricche gemme e rare
5. Act I, Sc.10. Aria of Tiridate: Vi conosco, amate stelle
6. Aria of Tiridate: Vi conosco, amate stelle (alternative)
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Publisher. Info. Manuscript, n.d.(ca.1756-99).
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Misc. Notes Biblioteca statale del Monumento nazionale di Montecassino (I-MC): 5-A-15zb.
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General Information

Work Title Zenobia
Alternative. Title
Composer Piccinni, Niccolò
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. INP 70
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 3 acts
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1756, revised in 1768
First Performance. 1756-12-18 in Naples: Teatro di San Carlo A
Librettist Pietro Metastasio (1698-1782)
Language Italian
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Classical
Piece Style Classical
Instrumentation 6 voices, orchestra

Misc. Comments

  • Three different productions of this opera are known, all at Teatro di San Carlo in Naples: 18 December 1756, 26 December 1768 & 17 June 1769.

The most important sources are listed below.

1. The partial autograph manuscript from Biblioteca del Conservatorio di Musica S. Pietro a Majella (I-Nc, Rari 1.8.19-20) is undated but can be connect with 1756 production on the basis of correspondence with printed libretto. The two complete manuscript scores from Biblioteca do Palácio Nacional da Ajuda (P-La, 46-I-55/57 & 54-II-37/39) also connect with this production.
2. The complete manuscript score from Biblioteca do Palácio Nacional da Ajuda (P-La, 46-I-58/60) connects with 1768 production.
3. The complete manuscript score from Biblioteca del Conservatorio di Musica S. Pietro a Majella (I-Nc, Rari Cornice 4.13-15) connects with 1769 production.
4. The autograph scores of six arias from Biblioteca del Conservatorio di Musica S. Pietro a Majella (I-Nc, Rari 2.3.1).