September 2022

Alessandro nell’Indie
Leonardo Vinci

STAGE PERFORMANCES OF ALESSANDRO NELL’INDIE
directed by Max Emanuel Cencic:

September 7, 9 and 11, 2022:
BAYREUTH BAROQUE OPERA FESTIVAL
Markgräfliches Opernhaus, Bayreuth (DE)
(3 performances)

WATCH:
Making of (1/3)
Making of (2/3)
Making of (3/3)

Alessandro nell’Indie broadcast

Dramma per musica in three acts by Leonardo Vinci
Text by Pietro Metastasio

World Premiere since 1740 with an all-male cast after the model of the first performance.

The plot of Alessandro nell’Indie revolves around love affairs: Alexander the Great (Alessandro) loves the Indian queen Cleofide, who, however, has promised her heart to King Poro, who had been defeated by Alexander – an emotionally charged drama is spun out interwoven with love, intrigue, jealously and forgiveness. Since women were prohibited from the stage in the church-state, Vinci composed Alessandro nell’Indie exclusively for male singers. The premiere of Vinci’s penultimate opera marked up a huge success particularly for the star castrati Farfellino, in the role of Cleofide, and Giuseppe Appiani in the role of Poro’s sister Erissena.

Stage Direction