Mutio Scevola
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Mutio Scevola

Mutio Scevola or Muzio Scevola (Mucius Scaevola) is an opera in three acts and a prologue by the Italian composer Francesco Cavalli, with a libretto by Giovanni Faustini. It was based on the story of the Roman hero, Gaius Mucius Scaevola. The opera was first performed at the Teatro San Samuele, Venice on 26 January 1665 and revived in Bologna in 1667.


Role Voice type Premiere Cast, 26 February 1665
(Conductor: - )
Muzio Scevola tenor
Orazio soprano
Porsenna tenor
Publicola bass
Melvio contralto
Tarquinio bass
Valeria soprano
Elisa soprano
Vitellia soprano
Ismeno bass
Clodio contralto
Floro soprano
Porfiria contralto
Milo contralto
Publio tenor
La statua di Giano bass
Pallade contralto
Venere indefinite
Two vestal virgins backing singers



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