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Music by Alessandro Scarlatti
Opera drama in three acts by Apostolo Zeno

New critical edition by La Lira di Orfeo and Luca Della Libera on the occasion of the 300th anniversary of the opera's premiere, for the 47th Festival della Valle d’Itria, in collaboration with Fondazione Paolo Grassi
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22 July 2021 | H 21:00 Palazzo Ducale, Martina Franca

Alessandro Scarlatti (Palermo 1660 – Naples 1725) is the father of music drama and of da capo aria (not to mention of Domenico, the cusp of Baroque keyboard creativity). He composed La Griselda with libretto by Apostolo Zeno, re-worked by an anonymous author – possibly the dedicatee Francesco Maria Ruspoli – and based on the final tale of Boccaccio’d Decameron (set between Sicily and Apulia). It was a very successful text, set to music by a number of composers: from Albinoni to Paër and Massenet. The opera was staged in 1721 in Rome’s Teatro Capranica with a cast of acclaimed castratos including Antonio Bernacchi, Giacinto Fontana known as “Il farfallino”, and Giovanni Carestini.

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Conductor George Petrou
Director Rosetta Cucchi
Scenes Tiziano Santi
Costumes Claudia Pernigotti
Light designer Pasquale Mari

Gualtiero Raffaele Pe
Griselda Carmela Remigio
Ottone Francesca Ascioti
Costanza Mariam Battistelli
Corrado Krystian Adam
Roberto Giuseppina Bridelli

Coro Ghislieri
La Lira di Orfeo

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Date: 22 July 2021
Time: 21:00
Where: Palazzo Ducale, Martina Franca