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Poliuto

Composer:
Gaetano Donizetti
Original Language:
Italian
Librettist:
Salvadore Cammarano
Description:
Opera in Three Acts
Notes:

After Pierre Corneille’s play Polyeucte.

Donizetti’s version of Poliuto that was written for Paris is entitled Les martyrs (classified separately).

Time:
3rd Century
Place:
Melitene, the capital of Armenia
Role Voice Part Classification
Paolina Soprano L
Poliuto Tenor L
Severo Baritone L
Callistene Bass F
Nearco Tenor S
Felice Tenor S
Cristiano - Act 2 Bass B
Cristiano - Act 1 Tenor CB
 
Minimum Chorus:  48
Divisi:  SATB