FULL IL RE PASTORE Fabriano 2022 Kelly McClendon, Ilaria Casai, Beatrice Caterino, Paolo Mascari, Massimo Frigerio
Information on the Performance
- Work Title: Il re pastore
- Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
- Libretto: Pietro Metastasio    Libretto Text, Libretto Index
- Venue & Opera Company: Teatro Gentile, Fabriano, Italy
- Recorded: September 23, 2022
- Type: Staged Opera Live
- Singers: Kelly McClendon, Ilaria Casai, Beatrice Caterino, Paolo Mascari, Massimo Frigerio
- Conductor: Lorenzo Sbaffi
- Orchestra: Camerata Musicale del Gentile
- Stage Director: Pierluigi Cassano
- Stage Designer: Anna Sbaffi
- Costume Designer:
- Lighting Designer: Angelo Pallottelli
Information about the Recording
- Published by: Camerata Musicale del Gentile
- Date Published: 2023
- Format: Streaming
- Quality Video: 4 Audio:4
- Subtitles: yessubs, ensubs, gensubs
- Video Recording from: YouTube     FULL VIDEO
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON THIS PERFORMANCE
Quote from Wikipedia:
Il re pastore (The Shepherd King) is an opera, K. 208, written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart to an Italian libretto by Metastasio, edited by Giambattista Varesco. It is an opera seria. The opera was first performed on 23 April 1775 in Salzburg in the Rittersaal (knight’s hall) of the Residenz-Theater in the palace of the Archbishop Count Hieronymus von Colloredo.
In 1775 the opera was commissioned for a visit by the Archduke Maximilian Francis of Austria, the youngest son of Empress Maria Theresa, to Salzburg. Mozart spent six weeks working on the opera. It consists of two acts and runs for approximately 107 minutes.
The king of Macedonia, Alessandro, has overthrown Stratone, the tyrant of Sidon, but aims to find the rightful king.
In a meadow. The city of Sidon can be seen from a distance.
Elisa is with her lover Aminta, the shepherd. She assures him that the war between King Alessandro and Stratone, the tyrant of Sidon, will not affect their love for each other. Having deposed Stratone, Alessandro searches for the rightful heir to Sidon. He thinks that Aminta is the rightful heir. He comes to Aminta in disguise and offers him to take him to Alessandro. Aminta wants to remain a shepherd. Meantime, Agenore encounters his beloved Tamiri, daughter of Stratone. Tamiri is comforted to learn that Agenore still loves her.
Elisa gets permission from her father to marry Aminta. Aminta tells Elisa that he is the rightful heir to the throne and that his father was driven out by Stratone when he was a baby. Aminta promises to return to Elisa after claiming his throne. Aminta loves Elisa but Alessandro suggests that when Aminta is hailed king, royal duties take precedence over love. Alessandro suggests that Tamiri marry Aminta in order to ascend her father’s throne. Aminta disagrees.
Elisa is prevented by Agenore from seeing Aminta. He also discourages Aminta from pursuing her. Alessandro tells Aminta to dress like a king so he can be presented to his subjects. He also decides that Tamiri marry Aminta. Aminta is distraught. Agenore is upset. He breaks the news to Elisa. Tamiri does not want to marry Aminta. Agenore, too, is tormented by the planned marriage. Tamiri tells Alessandro that she and Agenore are in love. The women throw themselves onto Alessandro’s mercy. Elisa begs him to give her back Aminta who declares his love for Elisa (“L’amerò, sarò costante” / I shall love her, I shall be constant). Realizing the potential injustice he was about to inflict, Alessandro tells Aminta to marry Elisa and Tamiri to marry Agenore. Aminta is crowned king of Sidon.