realization by Robert X. Rodríguez

  • hpd/hp/str
  • Baritone, Soprano, Tenor
  • 20 min

Programme Note

Tancredi loves Clorinda. They meet, but as she is in armour, he does not recognize her. They challenge one another and begin to fight in the darkness. Three times, Clorinda manages to avert the knight’s embrace, since it is that of an enemy, not of a lover. As dawn breaks, Tancredi sees that his enemy is more seriously wounded than he is. He asks her name, but Clorinda refuses to give it; and the fight is resumed with more savagery than before. During the ensuing combat, Clorinda is mortally wounded and only then does Tancredi recognize his adversary.