Ifigenia in Tauride (Jommelli)

Ifigenia in Tauride is an opera (opera seria) in three acts by Niccolò Jommelli set to a libretto by the Mannheim court poet Mattia Verazi.[1] It premiered on 30 May 1771 at the Teatro San Carlo in Naples to celebrate the name day of Ferdinand I of the Two Sicilies. The story is based on Iphigenia in Tauris by Euripides.


Role Voice type Premiere cast
30 May 1771
Ifigenia, priestess of DianasopranoMaria Anna de Amicis-Buonsollazzi
Oreste, Ifigenia's brothersoprano castratoGaspare Pacchierotti
Toante, King of TauristenorArcangelo Cortoni
Pilade, Oreste's friendsoprano castratoTommaso Galeazzi
Tomiri, hereditary princess of TaurissopranoTeresa Mignoni
Merodate, king of Sarmaticontralto castratoPietro Santi

Notes and references

  1. Verazi's libretto had previously been used for Gian Francesco de Majo's opera of the same name which premiered in Mannheim in 1764.


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