“Achille in Sciro” by Giuseppe Arena (1738) and accompanying events (April 19th–21st 2016)

poster_AchilleThe concert event conceived and prepared within the HERA MusMig project by Metoda Kokole, principal investigator of the Slovenian partner group is quickly approaching. It will be the first modern revival of key scenes from the baroque opera Achille in Sciro by Giuseppe Arena created in 1738 for the Teatro delle Dame in Rome. The performance will include arias of the protagonists Achilles and Deidamia originally conceived for two famous castrati. The music was brought from Rome by the enthusiastic Styrian nobleman Count Ignaz von Attems and some arias were found in the Castle of Slovenska Bistrica. The edition of these arias is also an output of the HERA MusMig project.

The roles of Achilles and Deidamia will be sung by world-renowned singers Bernarda Bobro and Gwendolen Martin accompanied by the Slovenian foremost early music ensemble musica cubicularis.



  1. Ljubljana, Atrium at Novi trg 2 on 19 April at 8 pm
  2. Slovenska Bistrica, Great Hall of the Castle in Slovenska Bistrica on 20 April at 7 pm

30 minutes before the concert an EXHIBITION on the Styrian Noble Family of Count von Attems and Music in the Eighteenth Century will be opened and presented by its author Dr Metoda Kokole (open till 11 May 2016)

  1. Brežice, in the Great Hall of the Brežice Castle on 21 April at 7 pm

The concert will be followed by the opening of the EXHIBITION Music on the Baroque Frescoes of the Brežice Castle (21. 4.–19. 10. 2016)

Cite this blog post
Martin Albrecht-Hohmaier (2016, April 8). “Achille in Sciro” by Giuseppe Arena (1738) and accompanying events (April 19th–21st 2016). Music migrations. Retrieved April 18, 2024, from https://doi.org/10.58079/rplf

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