Salvatore Cammarano

Salvatore Cammarano

born on 19/3/1801 in Napoli, Campania, Italy

died on 17/7/1852 in Napoli, Campania, Italy

Salvadore Cammarano

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Salvadore Cammarano (also Salvatore) (born Naples, 19 March 1801 – died Naples 17 July 1852) was a prolific Italian librettist and playwright perhaps best known for writing the text of Lucia di Lammermoor (1835) for Gaetano Donizetti.

For Donizetti he also contributed the libretti for L'assedio di Calais (1836), Belisario (1836), Pia de' Tolomei (1837), Roberto Devereux (1837), Maria de Rudenz (1838), Poliuto (1838), and Maria di Rohan (1843), while for Giuseppe Persiani he was the author of Ines de Castro.

For Verdi he wrote Alzira (1845), La battaglia di Legnano (1849) and Luisa Miller (1849), but after he died in July 1852, Verdi worked with Leone Emanuele Bardare to complete the libretto for Il trovatore (1853).[1] Cammarano also started work on libretto for a proposed adaptation of William Shakespeare's play King Lear, named Re Lear, but he died before completing it; a detailed scenario survives.

His father, Giuseppe, was a painter and set-designer. His son, Michele, was also a painter.

Libretti by Cammarano

  • 1834: La sposa (Egisto Vignozzi)
  • 1835: Ines de Castro (Giuseppe Persiani), in collaboration with Giovanni Emanuele Bidera
  • 1835: Un matrimonio per ragione (Giuseppe Staffa)
  • 1835: Lucia di Lammermoor (Gaetano Donizetti)
  • 1836: Belisario (Gaetano Donizetti)
  • 1836: L'assedio di Calais (Gaetano Donizetti)
  • 1836: Eufemio di Messina (Giuseppe Persiani), from an original libretto by Felice Romani
  • 1837: Pia de' Tolomei (Gaetano Donizetti)
  • 1837: Roberto Devereux (Gaetano Donizetti)
  • 1838: Maria de Rudenz (Gaetano Donizetti)
  • 1838: Poliuto (Gaetano Donizetti), first performance 1848
  • 1838: Elena da Feltre (Saverio Mercadante)
  • 1839: I ciarlatani (Luigi Cammarano)
  • 1839: Il Conte di Chalais (Giuseppe Lillo)
  • 1840: Cristina di Svezia (Alessandro Nini)
  • 1840: Saffo (Giovanni Pacini)
  • 1840: La vestale (Saverio Mercadante)
  • 1841: Luigi Rolla (Federico Ricci)
  • 1842: Il proscritto (Saverio Mercadante)
  • 1842: La fidanzata corsa (Giovanni Pacini)
  • 1843: Maria di Rohan (Gaetano Donizetti)
  • 1843: Il reggente (Saverio Mercadante)
  • 1843: Ester d'Engaddi (Achille Peri)
  • 1843: Il ravvedimento (Luigi Cammarano)
  • 1845: Bondelmonte (Giovanni Pacini)
  • 1845: Alzira (Giuseppe Verdi)
  • 1845: Il vascello de Gama (Saverio Mercadante)
  • 1845: Stella di Napoli (Giovanni Pacini)
  • 1846: Orazi e Curiazi (Saverio Mercadante)
  • 1847: Merope (Giovanni Pacini)
  • 1847: Eleonora Dori (Vincenzo Battista)
  • 1849: La battaglia di Legnano (Giuseppe Verdi)
  • 1849: Luisa Miller (Giuseppe Verdi)
  • 1850: Virginia (Saverio Mercadante), first performance 1866
  • 1850: Non v'è fumo senza fuoco (Luigi Cammarano)
  • 1851: Malvina di Scozia (Giovanni Pacini)
  • 1851: Folco d'Arles (Nicola De Giosa)
  • 1851: Medea (Saverio Mercadante), from an original libretto by Felice Romani
  • 1853: Il trovatore (Giuseppe Verdi)

References

Notes

  1. ^ Budden, Vol. 2, p.65

Sources

  • Black, John (1982), Donizetti's Operas in Naples, 1822 to 1848, London: Donizetti Society, 1982
  • Black, John (1984), The Italian Romantic Libretto: A Study of Salvadore Cammarano, Edinburgh University Press, 1984 ISBN 978-0-85224-463-0 ISBN 0852244630
  • Budden, Julian, The Operas of Verdi, 2, From Il Trovatore to La Forza del destino . London: Cassell, 1984. ISBN 978-0-19-520068-3 (hardcover); ISBN 978-0-19-520450-6 (paperback).
  • Warrack, John and Ewan West, The Oxford Dictionary of Opera, Oxford University Press, 1992 ISBN 0-19-869164-5

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