1750 · Madrid
This staging of Armida placada is important because of the spectacular visual effects that illuminated the theatre, which were unequaled in other operas during the entire history of the theatre at Buen Retiro. From the libretto and from several sources we have excellent accounts of these effects. Also, we are able to understand an important change in setting and structure of the
last scene, with a "Licensa" replacing the planned ending by Migliavacca (who was called "agreat booby" by the original libretti Metastasio).
www.goldenlegend.com/pdfs/armida.pdf (Inventory #: 983769)