Viaggi di Enea

Viaggi di Enea

Composed: 2022
Published: 2022, Panastudio/Casa Ricordi (Universal Music)
Orchestra: 2,2 (II/C.I.),2,2; 2,2,1,0; timp; 2perc; cel; hp; str; solo violin
Duration: 16 min.

World Premiere:
5 January 2023
Teatro Massimo Opera Orchestra; TBA, conductor; Salvatore Greco, violin
Teatro Massimo Opera of Palermo

U.S. Premiere:
14 April 2023
Chamber Orchestra of New York; Salvatore Di Vittorio, conductor; Salvatore Greco, violin
Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall

Recordings:
To Be Determined
For other premieres of this work, visit: Performances

Commission for the Teatro Massimo Opera of Palermo and their concertmaster Salvatore Greco.

Program Notes/Il Programma
Viaggi di Enea (Voyages of Aeneas) is based on Virgil’s Aeneid. This is one of several works by Di Vittorio dedicated to Virgil’s Aeneid, including Arias for Aeneas and a future symphony. The music explores Aeneas’ poignant sea travels at the beginning of the Aeneid, escaping burning Troy and his eventual adventures to Greece, Carthage, Sicily and (finally) to Rome for the founding of the eternal itself.