The result, produced at the Paris Opera in , became the most successful serious French opera between the eras of Gluck and Meyerbeer. But its musical and dramatic continuity could span an entire act. In Act 3, that goal is a happy ending, when, in a sign of divine grace, a flash of lightning rekindles the sacred flame. Julia still feels devoted to the goddess Vesta despite her love for Licinius. And the latest military triumph of Licinius, who was formerly betrothed to Julia, is commemorated in a ceremony ironically led by the vestal virgin he still loves. On the negative side, Mr.
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There is a rather sad plaque that one can see in Maiolati Spontini, a town in the hills above Ancona, Spontini's hometown where he retired after his opera writing career was over, to do "good works" with his French wife Celeste in the Catholic tradition. It says, even if I didn't write the Barber of Seville, I did good works. And if he tended to write the same opera more than once, as so many do -- he wrote four grand operas, Agnese his last being perhaps the most stupendous -- it was not due to a lack of imagination or craft but an excess of passion.
Paris: Chez Mademoiselles Erard, n. Plate E. Leipzig: C. Peters , n. Plate , , Editor Mme Auguez de Montalant. Album Musica, No. Arranger Franz Ludwig Schubert Arranger Hugo Ulrich New York: Schirmer , Steiner , n. Plate C. Spontini, Gaspare. Wikipedia article.
La vestale (Spontini, Gaspare)
Libretto by Ranieri de' Calzabigi. Ariadne auf Naxos, Oper with a prologue and one act. Music composed by Richard Strauss. Libretto by Hugo von Hofmannsthal. Live performance, 4 December , Palermo sung in Italian.
Tragedia Lirica in tre atti — Libretto di Salvatore Cammarano. Prima rappresentazione: Napoli, Teatro San Carlo, 10 marzo Synopses of Opera Index of Operas by Composer. Naxos Records, a member of the Naxos Music Group. Follow Us. All rights reserved.
With 'La Vestale,' Renewed Appreciation for Spontini
Books [Opera] Libretto. Composed by Gaspare Spontini. Opera or Operetta. Composed Ricordi LB