Romolo ed Ersilia (‘Romulus and Hersilia’)
- Don Neville
Libretto by Pietro Metastasio, first set by Johann Adolf Hasse (1765, Innsbruck).
Requiring wives for the young men of the new settlement in Rome, Romulus organized the seizure of a number of women from the Sabini tribe while they were visiting Rome. This action angered not only the Sabines but also the inhabitants of nearby Antemnae, Caenina and Crustumium....