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Castore e Polluce(i) (‘Castor and Pollux’)locked

  • Marita P. McClymonds

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Opera seria in three acts by Francesco Bianchi to a libretto by Carlo Innocenzo Frugoni after Pierre-Joseph Bernard ’s Castor et Pollux; Florence, Teatro della Pergola, 8 September 1779.

Newly returned from four years in Paris, Bianchi must have seemed particularly well-qualified to compose a new setting of Frugoni’s translation originally prepared for a revival of Rameau’s opera for Parma in ...

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