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ABOUT THE OPERA ARIA
From Orontea, Act II, Scene 17
Voice / Vocal Fach Soprano
Original key E minor
Language Italian
Composer Antonio Cesti 1623 – 1669
Poet Giacinto Andrea Cicognini 1606 – 1651
Range Intorno all’idol mio
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Intorno all’idol mio, setting the words of Giacinto Andrea Cicognini, was composed by Antonio Cesti around 1656 and published in the collection of Arie Antiche between 1885 and 1898. It is part of the first volume of the Arie Antiche collection.

Intorno all’idol mio is part of the second act of Orontea, an opera composed by Antonio Cesti in 1656. If Orontea is rarely performed today, it was very successful around the mid-17th century and Cesti was considered one of the most preeminent Italian musicians of his generation. The aria became standard soprano repertoire, after its publication in the Arie Antiche collection, printed in the late 19th century.

Act I of the opera opens on Queen Orontea who refuses to marry for the good of the kingdom. However, when the young painter Alidoro arrives, seeking a play to hide from bandits with his mother Aristea, the Queen Orontea falls instantaneously in love with him. Act two opens on Giacinta disguised as a Ismero. She explains she has been sent on the orders of the Queen of Phoenicia to kill Alidoro. Orontea is furious and her adviser, Creonte, guesses she is in love with Alidoro, much to his disappointment as Alidoro is not from noble ascendance. Later, as Alidoro is painting a portrait of a courtesan, Silandra, Orontea bursts in and faints out of jealousy. She apologizes and expresses her love for Alidoro in her aria: Intorno all’idol mio.

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