Statira Principessa Di Persia

Statira principessa di Persia (Stateira, Princess of Persia) is an opera - more specifically, a dramma per musica - in a prologue and three acts by Francesco Cavalli, set to a libretto by Giovanni Francesco Busenello. The opera was first performed in Venice at the Teatro SS. Giovanni e Paolo, on 18 January 1656.

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Statira Principessa Di Persia - Synopsis
... concert with other Asian princes, engages in bloody battle with Darius III of Persia, and kidnaps his wife Parisatidis and daughter Stateira ... He was in love with Stateira and came to Persia dressed as a woman to work in the service of the princess ... She marries Usimano, Stateira marries Cloridaspis, but has to renounce the throne of Persia, which is then given by Darius to his son-in-law ...

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