Definitions

Il Trionfo dell'amore

Il trionfo dell'onore

Il trionfo dell'onore (The Triumph of Honour) is a comic opera in three acts by the Italian composer Alessandro Scarlatti with a libretto by Francesco Antonio Tullio. It was first performed at the Teatro dei Fiorentini, Naples on 26 November 1718. It is Scarlatti's only known comic opera.

Roles

Role Voice type Premiere Cast
Riccardo Albenori soprano (en travesti) Caterina Testi
Leonora Dorini contralto Petronilla Micheli
Erminio tenor Biagio Stabile
Doralice Rosetti soprano Costanza Posterla
Flaminio Castravacca tenor
Cornelia Buffacci tenor (en travesti) Simone De Falco
Rosina Caruccia contralto Marianna Monti
Capitan Rodimarte Bombarda bass Giacomo D'Ambrosio

Synopsis

Act One

Ricardo Albenori, a dissolute young man, and his friend, the soldier Rodimarte Bombarda, arrive in Pisa, having escaped from Lucca where they had run into trouble with the law. In Lucca, Riccardo had also seduced Leonora Dorini before rejecting her in favour of Doralice Rossetti. Leonora has followed him and takes refuge with Cornelia Buffacci, Doralice's aunt. Doralice, too, is still pursuing Riccardo, who manages to convince her he loves her.

Act Two

Erminio, Leonora's brother who is in love with Doralice, arrives in Pisa. Leonora tells him how Riccardo, Erminio's friend, seduced her. He vows to avenge her. Leonora and Doralice quarrel over Riccardo.

Act Three

Riccardo plans to elope with Doralice but Erminio finds him and challenges him to a duel. Riccardo is wounded, repents his dissolute life and accepts Leonora's hand in marriage.

Sources

Search another word or see Il Trionfo dell'amoreon Dictionary | Thesaurus |Spanish
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature