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Il Sogno di Scipione

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Composer:

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Librettist:

Pietro Metastasio

Premiere:

May 1772, Salzburg (Archbishop's Palace)

Language:

Italian

Synopsis:

Il Sogno di Scipione Synopsis

Libretto:

Il Sogno di Scipione Libretto

Translation(s):

Deutsch

About the opera Il Sogno di Scipione

Il sogno di Scipione, K. 126, is a dramatic serenade in one act (azione teatrale) composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart to a libretto by Pietro Metastasio, which is based on the book Somnium Scipionis by Cicero. Mozart had originally composed the work at the age of 15 for his patron, Prince-Archbishop Sigismund von Schrattenbach. After the bishop's death before it could be performed, Mozart dedicated it to Schrattenbach's successor, Count Colloredo. It was given a private performance in the Archbishop's Palace in Salzburg on 1 May 1772, although not in its entirety. Only one aria, the final chorus and the recitative dedicating it to the new Prince-Archbishop were performed. It is highly unlikely that it was ever performed in its entirety in Mozart's lifetime.
In 1979, Il sogno di Scipione was exhumed for Mozart Week in Salzburg, and given a complete performance. The participants in this performance - Peter Schreier (Scipio), Lucia Popp (Costanza), Edita Gruberova (Fortuna), Claes H. Ahnsjo (Publio), Thomas Moser (Emilio) and Edith Mathis (Licenza) with the Salzburger Kammerchor and Mozarteum-Orchester Salzburg under Leopold Hager - on 16th-19th January of that year, then made the work's first recording, issued originally on LP as Deutche Grammophon 2740 218/2709 098 and reissued on CD in 1991 in the Philips Complete Mozart Edition as 422 531-2 PME2.
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Roles in Il Sogno di Scipione

Scipione Tenor
Costanza Soprano
Fortuna Soprano
Publio Tenor
Emilio Tenor
La Licenza Soprano

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Arias from Il Sogno di Scipione

Nr.Title scenePopularityOperaComposerActTypeVoicesLang.Roles
1Overture Popularity:

Opera: Sogno di Scipione, IlComposer: MozartAct: 1.01

Type: instrumentalVoice: n/aLanguage: Italian

Roles:
2Vieni e siegui miei passi Popularity:

Opera: Sogno di Scipione, IlComposer: MozartAct: 1.02

Type: recitativeVoice: S S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Fortuna/Costanza/Scipione
3Risolver non osa Popularity:

Opera: Sogno di Scipione, IlComposer: MozartAct: 1.03

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Scipione
4Giusta e la tua richiesta Popularity:

Opera: Sogno di Scipione, IlComposer: MozartAct: 1.04

Type: recitativeVoice: S SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Costanza/Fortuna
5Lieve sono al par del vento Popularity:

Opera: Sogno di Scipione, IlComposer: MozartAct: 1.05

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Fortuna
6Dunque ove son Popularity:

Opera: Sogno di Scipione, IlComposer: MozartAct: 1.06

Type: recitativeVoice: T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Scipione/Costanza
7Ciglio che al sol si gira Popularity:

Opera: Sogno di Scipione, IlComposer: MozartAct: 1.07

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Costanza
8E quale abitatori Popularity:

Opera: Sogno di Scipione, IlComposer: MozartAct: 1.08

Type: recitativeVoice: T S SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Scipione/Fortuna/Costanza
9Germe di cento eroi Popularity:

Opera: Sogno di Scipione, IlComposer: MozartAct: 1.09

Type: choirVoice: n/aLanguage: Italian

Roles:
10Numi! Popularity:

Opera: Sogno di Scipione, IlComposer: MozartAct: 1.10

Type: recitativeVoice: T TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Publio/Scipione
11Se vuoi che te reccolgano Popularity:

Opera: Sogno di Scipione, IlComposer: MozartAct: 1.11

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Publio
12Se qui vivon gli eroi Popularity:

Opera: Sogno di Scipione, IlComposer: MozartAct: 1.12

Type: recitativeVoice: T S S T TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Scipione/Fortuna/Costanza/Publio/Emilio
13Voi collagiu ridete Popularity:

Opera: Sogno di Scipione, IlComposer: MozartAct: 1.13

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Emilio
14Padre ah lasciate Popularity:

Opera: Sogno di Scipione, IlComposer: MozartAct: 1.14

Type: recitativeVoice: T T T S SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Publio/Emilio/Scipione/Costanza/Fortuna
15Quercia annosa Popularity:

Opera: Sogno di Scipione, IlComposer: MozartAct: 1.15

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Publio
16Giacche al voler de fati Popularity:

Opera: Sogno di Scipione, IlComposer: MozartAct: 1.16

Type: recitativeVoice: T S S T TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Scipione/Costanza/Fortuna/Emilio/Publio
17A chi serena io giro Popularity:

Opera: Sogno di Scipione, IlComposer: MozartAct: 1.17

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Fortuna
18Biancheggia in mar Popularity:

Opera: Sogno di Scipione, IlComposer: MozartAct: 1.19

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Costanza
19Non piu Popularity:

Opera: Sogno di Scipione, IlComposer: MozartAct: 1.20

Type: recitativeVoice: T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Scipione/Fortuna
20Di che sei l'arbitra Popularity:

Opera: Sogno di Scipione, IlComposer: MozartAct: 1.21

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Scipione
21E ve mortal Popularity:

Opera: Sogno di Scipione, IlComposer: MozartAct: 1.22

Type: recitativeVoice: S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Fortuna/Scipione
22Non e Scipio Popularity:

Opera: Sogno di Scipione, IlComposer: MozartAct: 1.23

Type: recitativeVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: La Licenza
23Ah! perche cercar deggio Popularity:

Opera: Sogno di Scipione, IlComposer: MozartAct: 1.24

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: La Licenza
24Cento volte con pieto Popularity:

Opera: Sogno di Scipione, IlComposer: MozartAct: 1.25

Type: choirVoice: n/aLanguage: Italian

Roles: