Antony and Cleopatra

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Composer:

Samuel Barber

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English

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About the opera Antony and Cleopatra

Antony and Cleopatra is an opera in three acts by American composer Samuel Barber. The libretto was prepared by Franco Zeffirelli based on the play Antony and Cleopatra by Shakespeare. It originally made use of Shakespeare's language exclusively.
It was first performed in New York City on September 16, 1966, at the opening of the new Metropolitan Opera House in Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. The idea was to have a new opera by an American composer for the gala opening of the new house.
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Roles in Antony and Cleopatra

Cleopatra Soprano
Mark Antony Baritone
Octavius Caesar Tenor
Enobarbus Bass
Charmian Mezzo-Soprano
Iras Mezzo-Soprano
Mardian Tenor
Messenger Tenor

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Arias from Antony and Cleopatra

Nr.Title scenePopularityOperaComposerActTypeVoicesLang.Roles
1Give me some music

Opera: Antony and CleopatraComposer: BarberAct:

Type: Voice: Language: English

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2The breaking of so great a thing

Opera: Antony and CleopatraComposer: BarberAct:

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: English

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3Hark! the land bids me

Opera: Antony and CleopatraComposer: BarberAct:

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: English

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