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La vestale (Spontini, Gaspare)

Licinius and Cinna rescue Julia from the grave. Ariadne auf Naxos Ariadne auf Naxos, Oper with a prologue and one act.

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La vestale / libretto by Étienne de Jouy, music by Gasparo Spontini – Details – Trove

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 lq Celeste in the Catholic tradition.


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For the opera by Mercadante, see La vestale Mercadante.

Opera Today : SPONTINI: La Vestale

She prays to Vesta for deliverance from her sinful love. Article PDF first page preview.

Ariadne auf Naxos, Oper with a prologue and one act. Cinna warns Licinius to escape at once. To purchase short term access, please sign in to your Oxford Academic account above.

Spontini La Vestale La Vestale. Dramma per musica in two acts. In the temple of Vesta, Julia guards librethi eternal flame and prays to be freed of temptation. AllMusic relies heavily on JavaScript. Send to a friend Send a link to this article to a friend with an optional message.

If you originally registered with a username please use that to sign in. The Pontifex Maximus is unyielding. Their advocacy was fortunate for the composer, since the prevailing taste in French opera houses had turned toward a retrenchment of traditional French musical and dramatic styles and against increasing Italianate lz.

Act I Act II 8.

Julia refuses to name Licinius. Paride ed Elena Paride ed Elena: The libretto to La Vestale is by Etienne du Jouy. The libretto has always been compared with that of Normaboth depicting a priestess who comes to grief through preferring profane to sacred love—although Spontini’s work, unlike Bellini’s, ends happily.


Licinius and Cinna plead for mercy. Ippolito ed Aricia Ippolito ed Aricia: Plowright makes a bold attempt at emulating her distinguished predecessors and accomplishes much that is eloquent, most of all in her Act 2 solos, the second of which, ”O des infortunes, deesse, tutelaire”, within the act’s finale, has just the right prayerful, rapt quality.

It has also proved popular with modern audiences, and seems likely to remain in the repertoire.

Spontini La Vestale

When Licinius arrives, he swears to free her from her obligations. Act III Julia is to be buried alive. Both of these must surely have been known to Berlioz in terms of line and colour. It furthers the University’s objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide.

Retrieved from ” http: It has been revived in comparatively recent times, after some 80 years neglect, for singers such as Ponselle, Callas, Gencer and Caballe—the first two made notable discs of Julia’s main arias—but all sang the work in Italian rather than the original French.