Le maschere



The opera Le maschere(The Masks) was composed by Pietro Mascagni to a libretto by Luigi Illica It was first performed at Teatro Filarmonico in Verona (Italy) on 1901-01-17 and published by Sonzogno.

Dramatis Personae:

  • Arlecchino Battocchio, Spavento's man-servant (Tenor)
  • Brighella, A pedlar, confidante of Florindo (Tenor)
  • Colombina, Graziano's maid-servant, confidante of Rosaura and future bride of Brighella (Soprano)
  • Dottor Graziano, A man of law (Baritone)
  • Florindo, Young graduate, Rosinda's required lover (Tenor)
  • Giocadio, Impresario and choragus (Spoken)
  • Il capitan Spaventa, Balandrano of the House of Balandrana (Baritone)
  • Pantalone de' Bisognosi, A man of property (Bass)
  • Rosaura, Pantalone's daughter (Soprano)
  • Tartaglia, A man-servant in the Bisognosi's house (Baritone)
Recordings: RFCD 2004


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