Pompeo Magno
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Pompeo Magno

Pompeo Magno (Pompeius Magnus) is an opera in three acts by Francesco Cavalli. It was designated as a dramma per musica. The Italian libretto was by Nicolò Minato.

Performance history

It was first performed in Venice at the Teatro San Salvatore on 20 February 1666.


Role Voice type Premiere Cast, February 20, 1666
(Conductor: - )
Pompeo (Pompey) alto
Sesto (Sextus), his son soprano
Mitridate (Mithridates), King of Pontus tenor
Issicratea (Hypsicrateia), Queen of Pontus soprano
Farnace (Pharnaces), her son soprano
Harpalia, her slave soprano
Cesare (Caesar) bass
Claudio (Claudius), his son tenor
Giulia (Julia), his daughter soprano
Servilio (Servilius), her lover soprano
Crasso (Crassus) tenor


  • Casaglia, Gherardo (2005). "Pompeo Magno,20 February 1666". L'Almanacco di Gherardo Casaglia (in Italian).
  • Clinkscale, Martha Novak, "Pompeo Magno" , The New Grove Dictionary of Opera, ed. Stanley Sadie (London, 1992) ISBN 0-333-73432-7

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