First ever performance at the Liceu Opera House
China. Prince Teuzzone is the late Emperor's legitimate heir. But Zidiana, his widow, plots with governor Cino and general Sivenio to oust him. In the end the rivalry between them causes the plot to fail and the Prince is restored to power.
Teuzzone, by Antonio Vivaldi, has a libretto by Apostolo Zeno. It is the composer's most exotic opera, and one of the least well known, despite the fascinating arias it contains.
First performed in 1719 at the Mantua Carnival, it also comes to the Liceu at carnival time. We owe the revival of this Baroque opera to Jordi Savall, who brings it to the Liceu for the very first time, nearly three hundred years after the premiere.
Opera in three acts. Libretto by Apostolo Zeno. World premiere: Carnival season 1719, Teatro Arciducale, Mantua. First performance in Spain.
|24||Friday||20:00||Turn G||Fee 8|
|25||Saturday||18:00||Turn F||Fee 8|
First part 95m
Second part 70m
Total Running Time 3h 15m