With the help of Assur, Semiramide, the Queen of Babylon, has killed her husband King Nino. Thus, there is now a power struggle to see who become the next King of Babylon. To the chagrin of Assur, Arsace is chosen by Semiramide to be her husband. After it is discovered that Arsace is in fact King Nino’s son, Assur ends up murdering Semiramide and Arsace officially rises to the throne.
Tragic melodrama in two acts by Gioachino Rossini, with libretto by Gaetano Rossi, drawn from Sémiramis by Voltaire and from the life of queen Semiramis.
Show with surtitles in Italian and in English, included within the ambit of the Rossini Project, organised for the 150th death anniversary of the Italian composer.
Conductor Riccardo Frizza, stage director Cecilia Ligorio.
La Fenice Theatre Orchestra and Chorus, Chorus maestro Claudio Marino Moretti.
Tickets from € 15.00 to € 220.00.
TEATRO LA FENICE
19-23-25 October, 7pm; 21-27 October, 3.30pm.