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Trionfo di Clelia, Il (libretto by Metastasio) (‘The Triumph of Cloelia’)locked

  • Don Neville

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Libretto by Pietro Metastasio, first set by Johann Adolf Hasse (1762, Vienna).

In league with Tarquinio [Tarquinius, Tarquin], who seeks restoration to the throne, Porsenna [Porsena], King of the Etruscans, lays siege to Rome. The Romans, however, obtain a truce and, as a sign of their good faith, present Porsena with a group of young hostages, among whom is the noblewoman Cloelia....

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