Lucio Silla (‘Lucius Sulla’)(ii)
- Paul Corneilson
Dramma per musica in three acts by johann christian Bach to a libretto by giovanni De gamerra adapted by mattia Verazi; Mannheim, Hoftheater, 5 November 1775.
Two years after Mozart wrote his setting of Lucio Silla for Milan, Bach was commissioned to write an opera on the same libretto for Carl Theodor’s court. But before the opera could be sent from London, part of the score was apparently lost by the palatine ambassador to England. The première was cancelled and the elector went to Rome in ...