Zelmira (Rossini, Gioacchino)

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Caprotti (2011/6/22)

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Publisher. Info. Manuscript, n.d.
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Misc. Notes Cons. S.Pietro a Majella. omits recitatives
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Editor A. Girowetz
Publisher. Info. Vienna: Artaria, n.d.(ca.1822). Plate 2679.
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Misc. Notes Biblioteca Fondazione Rossini Pesaro. Omits recitativo secco; includes German translation
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Arrangements and Transcriptions

Ciel pietoso

For Piano solo

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Publisher. Info. Firenze: Giuseppe Lorenzi, n.d. (ca. 1830). Plate 762.
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Ricasoli Collection at the University of Louisville Music Library.
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Perché mi guardi e piangi

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General Information

Work Title Zelmira
Alternative. Title Melodramma
Composer Rossini, Gioacchino
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 2 acts
First Performance. 1822-02-16, Naples
Librettist Andrea Leone Tottola, after Dormont de Belloy
Language Italian
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Classical
Instrumentation solo voices, choir, orchestra (2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets (in B and A), 2 bassoons,
4 horns (in F and D), 2 trumpets (in A), 2 trombones, strings); there are probably other transpositions for clarinets, horns, and trumpets; the changes are not always clearly marked.

Misc. Comments

  • While many sources refer to this as an opera, the subtitle is "Melodramma".
  • Roles:
Polidoro, King of Lesbos (bass)
Zelmira, his daughter (soprano)
Emma, her confidant (contralto)
Ilo, Prince of Troy and husband of Zelmira (tenor)
Antenore, a usurper from Mytilene (tenor)
Leucippo, his confidant, a general (bass-baritone)
Eacide, a follower of Prince Ilo (tenor)
High priest of Jupiter (bass)
Priests, populace, Mytilene army, Ilo's followers, Zelmira's young son (silent)
Operas by Gioacchino Rossini