ⓘ Maria egiziaca


ⓘ Maria egiziaca

Maria egiziaca is an opera "in three episodes" by the Italian composer Ottorino Respighi. The libretto, by Claudio Guastalla, is based on a Medieval life of Saint Mary of Egypt, contained in the translation into the vernacular of the Vitae Patrum written by Domenico Cavalca.

The work was originally intended as a concert piece although it has been fully staged in some revivals. It was first performed at Carnegie Hall, New York City on 16 March 1932. The first stage performance was at the Teatro Goldoni in Venice on 10 August 1932. Both the language of the libretto and the music employ archaism; Respighis score contains stylistic echoes of Gregorian chant, Renaissance music and Monteverdi.


1. Instrumentation

Maria egiziaca is scored for the following instruments:

flute, oboe, 2 clarinets, bassoon, 2 horns, trumpet, 2 trombones, harpsichord or piano, strings.


2. Synopsis

The prostitute Mary suddenly feels an overwhelming longing to travel to Jerusalem. Here she repents her sins and an angel tells her to go to the desert where she lives in prayer until old age. She is found dying by Saint Zosimas, who digs her grave with the help of a lion.

  • Santa Maria Egiziaca a Forcella or church of Santa Maria Egiziaca all Olmo is a Baroque - style, Roman Catholic church located in the quartiere di Forcella
  • Santa Maria Egiziaca a Pizzofalcone is a Baroque - style, Roman Catholic, Basilica church on the street of the titular name in the hill of Pizzofalcone
  • Temple of Portunus Santa Maria Egiziaca Rome Church of Santa Maria Egiziaca a Forcella, Naples Church of Santa Maria Egiziaca a Pizzofalcone, Naples Chapel
  • was active in 1480, and participated in work on the church of Santa Maria Egiziaca a Forcella and San Giuseppe. He designed the Palazzo Orsini a Gravina
  • Rome Oratorio Gesù al Calvario e di Maria Deconsecrated Destroyed churches: Church Santa Galla Santa Maria Egiziaca Temple of Hercules Victor Coordinates:
  • Crucifixion in the Cremona Cathedral while in San Pietro, he painted a Santa Maria Egiziaca St. Mary of Egypt He painted the Beheading of John the Baptist for
  • fanciulla del West, and roles in contemporary operas, such as Respighi s Maria egiziaca and Lucrezia, Pizzetti s Fra Gherardo, Debora e Jaele and Lo straniero
  • Maria Egiziaca a Forcella a San Domenico 1742 for the church of Gesù e Maria at Corso Umberto a San Niccolo 1772 for the church of Santa Maria delle
  • returned to Naples and designed the initial layout church of Santa Maria Egiziaca a Pizzofalcone built 1651 1717 This church displays a Greek cross
  • Calogero a canvas depicting St Zosimo Administers the Eucharist to St Maria Egiziaca Farina, Vincenzo 1867 Biografie di uomini illustri nati in Sciacca
  • Basilica of San Francesco d Assisi. He is said to have painted the Santa Maria Egiziaca St. Mary of Egypt in the church of San Francesco in Pistoia A document
  • opera in 3 acts, music by Mario Marangolo, Brescia, Teatro Grande, 1929 Maria egiziaca mistero lirico in 1 act and three episodes, music by Ottorino Respighi
  • its being converted for use as a church in 872 and rededicated to Santa Maria Egyziaca Saint Mary of Egypt Its Ionic order has been much admired, drawn