December 2016

Francesca Aspromonte, soprano Enrico Onofri, conductor il pomo d'oro The earliest operas contained prologues instead of ouvertures. In them, allegorical or mythological figures prepared the audience for the force and the passion of the events to come. First, the prologues were mostly very short, but they quickly became more important, longer, and almost small operas in themselves. The composer often used them as