Medonte (Bertoni, Ferdinando)

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Publisher. Info. 27 Arias, D-B 30136
Manuscript, n.d.(ca.1750-1800).
Misc. Notes Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin (D-B): 30136 (6)
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General Information

Work Title Medonte
Alternative. Title Medonte dramma per musica da rappresentarsi nel Regio Teatro di Torino nel Carnovale del 1778
Composer Bertoni, Ferdinando
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IFB 14
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 3 acts
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1777
First Performance. 1777-10-27 in Turin, Teatro Regio
Premiere Cast
Gaetano Scovelli (Medonte)
Agata Carara (Selene)
Gaspare Pacchierotti (Arsace)
Rosa Baglioni (Zelinda)
Annunziata Camilli (Evandro)
Veronica Borelli (Talete)
Librettist Giovanni de Gamerra (1743-1803)
Language Italian
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Classical
Piece Style Classical
Instrumentation 6 voices, mixed chorus, orchestra
Medonte (T)
Selene (S)
Arsace (S)
Zelinda (S)
Evandro (contralto?)
Talete (contralto?)
Orchestra (per manuscript)
2 horns, 2 flutes, strings, continuo

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The extant aria (listed as a "rondo") includes flutes and horns. It is likely that the complete work had more instruments (probably trumpets and oboes, as expected for such a work). Most of the information has been drawn from the libretto.