Semiramide riconosciuta / L. Vinci

Leonardo Vinci – Semiramide riconosciuta (Semiramis Recognised) – dramma per musica in three acts

Entirely forgotten „Semiramide riconosciuta” opera of Leonardo Vinci, which had its premiere on the 6th of February 1729, returns on stage after hundreds of years. From the manuscripts preserved in Naples, prominent harpsichord player Marco Vitale recreated a score that will sound at the Royal Theatre. Libretto by Pietro Metastasio was an inspiration for composers many times, among others for Porpora and Gluck. The opera tells the story of legendary Babylon ruler Semiramis and as it usually happens in Baroque works, the opera is saturated with plot twists, unfortunate love, betrayals and intrigues.

music director : Marco Vitale
stage director : Ewelina Pietrowiak
costumes : Katarzyna Nesteruk
lights : Maciej Igielski
coach : Krzysztof Garstka
stage director assistant : Karolina Iwańska‐Paśnicka

Artists :

Ingrida Gápová (Semiramide)
Karol Kozłowski (Scitalce)
Dorota Szczepańska (Tamiri)
Gabriel Díaz (Ircano)
Ewa Leszczyńska (Mirteo)
Elwira Janasik (Sibari)

Royal Baroque Ensemble

Chamber Choir Collegium Musicum Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego