Ascanio in Alba

Opera

Writers: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Giuseppe Parini

Overview

Show Information

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

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.

Lead Characters