Vendetta di Nino, La (‘The Revenge of Nino’)
- Marita P. McClymonds
Libretto subject used in the 18th and 19th centuries. Its source is Voltaire ’s Sémiramis and it deals with different incidents from those treated in Metastasio’s Semiramide riconosciuta . Operas on the subject are also entitled Semiramide and La morte de Semiramide.
Semiramide, who has murdered her husband Nino and plans an incestuous marriage, is fatally stabbed by their son, unwitting agent of his father’s vengeful ghost. Angiolini and Gluck’s ballet for Vienna, ...