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Corselli | La cautela en la amistad, y robo de las sabinas

Corselli | La cautela en la amistad, y robo de las sabinas

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La cautela en la amistad, y robo de las sabinas. Opera (Madrid, 1735)

Music: Francisco Corselli (1705-1778) - Libretto: Juan de Agramont y Toledo (1703-ca.1769)

379 pages 2024 ISMN 979-0-805453-53-8 (paperback)

Also available in digital edition (PDF)

Instrumental parts available on demand.

76,92 €

In the present volume we publish the opera La cautela en la amistad, y robo de las sabinas with text by Juan de Agramont y Toledo and music by Francisco Corselli. The work was premiered in the summer of 1735 at the Caños del Peral theater by the two Madrid actors companies : that of Ignacio Zerquera and that of Manuel de San Miguel. The roles were played by some of the most famous singing actresses of the time, such as Francisca de Castro, Juana Vázquez, Rita de Orozco, Isabel Vela, María Antonia de Castro, Bernarda de Villaflor and Rosa Rodríguez. The composer, Francisco Corselli, had arrived in Madrid at the end of 1733 and in 1734 was appointed music master of the Infanta Maria Teresa, to whom the printed libretto is dedicated. The playwright Juan de Agramont y Toledo was an esteemed poet at the time, not so much today, although his sainetes are considered a valuable contribution to the development of the genre.

Instruments and choir: 2 trumpets, 2 French horns, 2 oboes, 2 flutes, 2 violins, viola and bc; SSSST choir .

Roles:

- Rómulo, king of the Romans (soprano)
- Eresilea, Tacio's sister (soprano)
- Camilo, Roman (soprano)
- Elicia, Sabine (soprano)

- Tacio, king of the Sabines (soprano)
- Esclavonio, sabine (soprano)
- Pastelón, Roman (soprano, joker)
- Julieta, Eresilea's servant (soprano, joker)
- Accompanying women, Romulo's comparsa and Tacio's comparsa.

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