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La Circe (1665)

modern premiere by Ars Minerva in September 2017

Attributed to Pietro Andrea Ziani, libretto by Cristoforo Ivanovich

La Circe
La Circe

Designed by

Patricia Nardi

The plot of La Circe was inspired by the adventures of Circe, the goddess and magician of Greek mythology made famous in Homer’s Odyssey and Ovid's Metamorphoses. After Ulysses escapes Circe’s clutches, the outraged enchantress remains on her island with a number of unlucky captives who will fall victim to her resentment and manipulations.

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