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Semiramide riconosciuta (libretto by Metastasio) [Semiramide] (‘Semiramis Recognized’)locked

  • Don Neville

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Libretto by Pietro Metastasio, first set by Leonardo Vinci (1729, Rome).

Scitalce, an Indian prince, masquerading under the name of Idreno, won the love of the Egyptian princess, Semiramide, with whom he eloped. He made an attempt on her life, however, when Sibari, also in love with her, suggested that she was unfaithful. Surviving the ordeal, Semiramide made her way to Assyria where she became the wife of Nino, the king; upon his death, she disguised herself as their son and heir, also named Nino, and now rules Assyria....

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