Adelia (opera)

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Adelia
Opera by Gaetano Donizetti

The composer, c. 1835
Other titleLa figlia dell'arciere
Librettist
Language Italian
Premiere11 February 1841 (1841-02-11)
Teatro Apollo, Rome

Adelia, o La figlia dell'arciere (Adelia, or The Archer's Daughter) is an opera in three acts by Gaetano Donizetti. The Italian libretto was written partly by Felice Romani (Acts 1 and 2) and by Girolamo Maria Marini (Act 3), a part-time poet who had achieved notability the previous year with Otto Nicolai's Il templario . The opera premiered at the Teatro Apollo, Rome on 11 February 1841.

Contents

Roles

RoleVoice typePremiere Cast, 11 February 1841
(Conductor: Emilio Angelini )
Carlo, Duke of Burgundy baritone Filippo Valentini
Oliviero, Count of Fienna tenor Lorenzo Salvi
Arnoldo, commander of the French archers in the service of the Duke bass Ignazio Marini
Adelia, his daughter soprano Giuseppina Strepponi
Comino, the Duke's chamberlaintenor Pietro Gasperini
Odetta, Adelia's friend mezzo-soprano Clementina Baroni
A squire of Olivierobass Luigi Fossi

Synopsis

Time: "The past" [1]
Place: Burgundy

Notable arias and numbers

Act 1

Act 2

Act 3

Recordings

YearCast
(Carlo, Oliviero, Arnoldo, Adelia)
Conductor,
Opera House and Orchestra
Label [2]
1998Stefano Antonucci,
Octavio Arévalo,
Boris Martinovic,
Mariella Devia
John Neschling
Teatro Carlo Felice, Genoa Orchestra and Chorus
(Recorded at performances in the Teatro Carlo Felice, January/ February)
Audio CD: BMG Ricordi(Agorá)
Cat: RFCD 2029
2006Giulio Mastronataro,
David Sotgiu,
Andrea Silvestrelli,
Michela Sburlati
Gustav Kuhn
Haydn Orchester von Bozen und Trient and the Haydn Choir
(Recorded at concert performances in the Bolzano Auditorium, Bozen, 11–16 December)
Audio CD: RCA «Red Seal»
Cat: 88697 10813 2

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