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Ascanio in Alba

Ascanio in Alba

Opera




Overview


Synopsis

The goddess Venus has had a son by Aeneas. Her son, Ascanio, has been betrothed to Sylvia, a girl he has never met. Thus, to test Sylvia's virtue, Venus instructs Ascanio to visit Sylvia under an assumed identity as a foreigner. Sylvia ends up falling in love with this 'foreigner' and refuses to agree to the arranged marriage with Ascanio. However, in the end, Venus unites the two lovers and explains how she had intended her son to discover the virtue of his fiancee.


Characters

Female

Lead

Soprano

Male

Lead

Soprano

Male

Lead

Soprano



Show Information

Libretto:
Category
Opera
Number of Acts:
2 Acts
Cast Size
small
Licensor:
None/royalty-free
Casting Notes:
Mostly male cast
Includes adult, mature adult, late teen, young adult characters

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