Scene design for Zelmira

Maker and role
Artist: Pasquale Canna, Italian, 1790-1874
ca. 1832
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Object detail

Lithograph with hand-coloring
Credit line
Gift of The Tobin Endowment
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Theatre production
Opera by Gioachino Rossini.Opera by Gioachino Rossini. Produced at the Teatro di San Carlo, Naples, 1832.
Further information
Rossini's opera takes place on the ancient Greek island of Lesbos. To protect her father, the king, from enemies, Zelmira hides him in a royal mausoleum. Paquale Canna's depicts it in a mixture of Greek, Roman, and neo-classical styles.


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