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.

Il teuzzone

Opera in three acts. Libretto by Apostolo Zeno. World premiere: Carnival season 1719, Teatro Arciducale, Mantua. First performance in Spain.

Artistic profile

Director musical
Jordi Savall
Le Concert des Nations


TeuzzonePaolo Lopez
ZidianaMarta Fumagalli
ZelindaSonia Prina
CinoRoberta Mameli
SivenioFurio Zanasi
EgaroAurelio Schiavoni
Troncone and ArgonteCarlo Allemano

February 2017

24Friday20:00Turn GFee 8
25Saturday18:00Turn FFee 8

First part 95m
Interval 30m
Second part 70m

Total Running Time 3h 15m