Libretto of a solo cantata set and conducted by C.W. Gluck
Prologo fatto già in occasione del futuro felice parto di S.A.R. Maria Luisa Arciduchessa d’Austria nata Infanta di Spagna Granduchessa di Toscana ec. ec. ec. da rappresentarsi in Firenze nella prima sera che la prefata A.S.R. onora colla sua presenza il Teatro di Via della Pergola
Florence, Stamperia Granducale, 1767
The libretto of a solo cantata performed in the Teatro della Pergola on 22 February 1767, in celebration of the birth of Maria Teresa, the first born of Grand Duke Pietro Leopoldo and Maria Luisa di Borbone. The Grand Duke had invited the Viennese composer Christoph Willibald Gluck to set the text. Gluck arrived in Florence on February 1st, received the text from Del Rosso on the 6th, rehearsed on the 21st, and conducted both the Prologo and Marco Coltellini’s “Ifigenia in Tauride” (music by Tommaso Traetta) the next day. Six copies are recorded (all in Italian libraries).