Antonio Vivaldi : Ottone in villa, opera in tre atti, 1993
Ottone in villa, opera in tre atti
libretto di Domenico Lalli (Vicenza 1713)
musica di Antonio Vivaldi Characters
CLEONILLA soprano, Patrizia Pace
TULLIA soprano, Anna Maria Ferrante
CAIO soprano, Aris Christofellis
OTTONE alto, Jean Nirouët
DECIO tenor, Luigi Petroni
Flavio Colusso, direttore
Bongiovanni-Inedita, 3 CD GB10016/18-2
WORLD PREMIÈRE RECORDING, 1993
Audio / Video Foto Press
Ottone in Villa
an Opera in three acts, Text by Domenico Lalli
Teatro delle Grazie, Vicenza – 17 May 1713
The Roman Emperor Ottone is in love with Cleonilla, who can't resist flirting with two young Romans, Ostilio and Caio.
Ostilio is in reality a woman, Tullia, who disguised herself because she’s in love with Caio.
She plans to kill Cleonilla out of jealousy, but she first tries to dissuade her from her relation with Caio.
Caio sees the meeting and misinterprets it as a romantic encounter. He warns Ottone, who commands him to kill Ostilio.
Before he can execute the order, Ostilio reveals himself to be Tullia. Cleonilla claims to have always known it, to conciliate Ottone.
He believes her and the opera closes with the marriage of Tullia and Caio.