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Ermelinda (1680)

modern premiere by Ars Minerva in November 2019

Composed by Domencio Freschi, libretto by Francesco Maria Piccioli


Designed by

Ryan Ferriera

The plot, which unfolds in Phoenicia, features two young lovers Ermelinda and Ormindo, a tyrannical father and two trouble makers. Ermelinda is not allowed to love Ormindo and will have to endure the stratagems and machinations fabricated by the other characters who want to split them. From mad scenes to fake deaths, every ruse and artifice will be used to make mischief. Will Ermelinda's determination and cleverness outsmart her enemies?

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