CH 1: ANTONIO CESTI (1623-1669)


Orontea  (Opera & Synopsis)    Opera & Synopsis)    

  Libretto 1666    Libretto (Italian)   Libretti

1.04.38 Concerto Vocale [Luis Macas]     6.55 [operabaroquebis]

Music fragments of the 3 opera acts, of various duration, short of the original

La Dori (Opera)     Libretti

Scores     3.52 “Voi, che nobil sentiero” [Heiliger Satyr]

A 17th-Century Rarity, Cesti's 'La Dori'

Il Tito (Opera & Synopsis)  Libretto (Italian) Libretti

Scores     7.03 Aria di Polemone, “Berenice, ove sei?” [i virtuosidellemuse]

Le Disgrazie d’Amore

An HyperionScreen is used.  On the left side of it choose 1 of 4 languages, and read a description of the opera and/or a synopsis. Close the Screen when done.

Le Disgrazie d’ Amore (Opera)

Libretti (Italian, English) at Page 35 Close the Screen when done.

Scores Close the Screen when done.        

Excerpts of the Opera Music with Corrisponding Libretto (Italian, English)

81 Excerpts of the 3 acts (25,31,25), of 1 min or less, for a total of 1.12.07

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23.31 Ten Excerpts Concertwise, 9 autoload [ausermusici]

Semiramide   Semiramide (Opera & Synopsis)  Libretto 1667  

Scores     2.34.57 Fourteen Excerpts AutoLoad [Wiebe Moes]

Il pomo d’oro (Opera & Synopsis) Libretto (Italian)  Libretti

Scores     4.17.33 Eighteen Music Excerpts Autoload [GustavAdolphusRex]

The next site provides links to information about individual operas.

Don’t use the link Back to Homepage,at the bottom of the next screen.

Pietro Antonio ou Marc’Antonio Cesti and His Extant Operas.

La figura e l'opera di Antonio Cesti nel Seicento europeo

a cura di M. Dellaborra


English at Page 6; Italian at page 14; French at page 20; German at page 26.

3rd International Pietro Antonio Cesti Singing Competition

 for Baroque Opera 2012 at the Innsbruck Festival of Early Music

58.47 Part 1  45.27 Part 2 [Innsbrucker Festwochen der Alten Musik] F?


Transition from Renaissance to Baroque in instrumental music

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