- Don Neville
Libretto by pietro Metastasio , first set by Nicola Conforto (1756, Madrid).
Aprio, King of Egypt, has surrendered his throne to Amasi, his confidant, in response to the demands of his people. Anxious that his daughter, Nitteti, should some day regain her true royal position, Aprio extracts from Amasi his promise that she will be given in marriage to his son Sammete. While disguised as a shepherd, however, Prince Sammete has met the shepherdess, Beroe, and the two have fallen in love. Beroe, a close friend of Nitteti, confides in her, but soon discovers the true identity of her shepherd and realizes that she is her friend’s rival. She tells Sammete that she knows he must wed Nitteti, but he insists that he is hers alone....