Giasone

Opera

Writers: Francesco Cavalli

Overview

Show Information

Category
Opera
Number of Acts
3
Genres
Drama
Cast Size
large
Licensor
None/royalty-free
Casting Notes
Mostly female cast

Synopsis

Giasone (Jason) is an opera in three acts and a prologue with music by Francesco Cavalli and a libretto by Giacinto Andrea Cicognini. It was premiered at the Teatro San Cassiano, Venice on 5 January 1649, during carnival. Giasone was "the single most popular opera of the 17th century". The plot is loosely based on the story of Jason and the golden fleece, but the opera contains many comic elements too.

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