Merope (Bononcini, Antonio Maria)

Sheet Music


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Tito Manlio (2015/8/1)

Copyist Francesco Cantone
Publisher. Info. Manuscript, n.d.(ca.1721).
Misc. Notes Bibliothèque nationale de France, Musique (F-Pn): RES-192.
This unique collection of 8 arias was made by roman copyist Francesco Cantone (see the Cantone manuscripts of Vinci's Catone in Utica and Siroe re di Persia in Santini collection).
This file is based on high-resolution images obtained from the source using a method explained on this page. PDF file has bookmarks with titles of arias:
1. Act III, Sc.4. Aria of Trasimede: Occhi amati, io partirò
2. Act III, Sc.10. Aria of Merope: Ombra amorosa anch'io
3. Act II, Sc.2. Aria of Polifonte: Se vaga sia
4. Act I, Sc.12. Aria of Polifonte: Tutta la bella speme
5. Act III, Sc.9. Aria of Polifonte: Empia volesti il sangue?
6. Act I, Sc.5. Aria of Polifonte: Come l'orrida saetta
7. Act III, Sc.2. Aria of Polifonte: De' vostri dardi
8. Act II, Sc.12. Aria of Polifonte: Torni a ceppi
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General Information

Work Title Merope
Alternative. Title Drama per musica da rappresentarsi nell'antico Teatro della Pace nel carnevale dell'anno 1721.
Composer Bononcini, Antonio Maria
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IAB 7
First Performance. 1721, Carnival in Rome, Teatro della Pace
Premiere Cast
Giovanni Paita (Polifonte)
Francesco Natali (Merope)
Stefano Romani (Epitide)
Felice Novelli (Argia)
Antonio Pasi (Trasimede)
Giuseppe Gallicani (Licisco)
Antonio Latini (Anassandro)
Librettist after Apostolo Zeno (1669-1750)
Language Italian
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Baroque
Piece Style Baroque
Instrumentation 7 voices, orchestra