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martyrs, Les

Composer:
Gaetano Donizetti
Original Language:
French
Librettist:
Eugène Scribe
Description:
Opera in Four Acts
Notes:

after Pierre Corneille’s play Polyeucte

Les martyrs, an adaptation of Poliuto, is Donizetti’s version for Paris. Poliuto had been written earlier for Naples but was not premiered there until 1848.

Time:
3rd Century
Place:
Mylitene, the capital of Armenia
Role Voice Part Classification
Pauline Soprano L
Polyeucte Tenor L
Sévère Baritone L
Callisthènes Bass F
Félix Bass F
Néarque Tenor S
Christian Bass B
 
Minimum Chorus:  48
Divisi:  SATB