First Act

The temple of Juno; near the altar is a golden image of the goddess. Priests are in their solemnities, as after a sacrifice newly offer'd: flames arise from the altar, and the statue of Juno is seen to bow.

(The flames arise from the altar, and the statue of Juno is seen to bow.)

Cadmus, Athamas, Semele, Ino, Priests

Behold! auspicious flashes rise

[N. 3 - Recitative, arioso and duet]

Ah me! / What refuge now is left me?

See, she blushing turns her eyes

(It lightens, and thunder is heard at a distance; then, a noise of rain; the fire is suddenly extigush'd on the altar)

(Flames are again kindled on the altar, and the statue nods)

(Flames are again kindled on the altar, and the statue nods.)

(The fire is again extinguish'd.)

Thy aid, pronubial Juno, Athamas implores.

(A loud clap of thunder; the altar sinks.)

Athamas, Ino

Cadmus, Semele, Priests ->

(The scene closes on the priests, and shews to view the front and outside of the temple.)

O Athamas, what torture hast thou born!

She weeps! / The gentle maid, in tender pity

Athamas, Ino

<- Cadmus, Attendants

Ah, wretched prince, doom'd to disastrous love!

Wing'd with our fears, and pious haste

O prodigy, to me of dire portent!

Athamas, Ino, Cadmus, Attendants

<- Chief priest, Augurs, Priests

See, see Jove's priests and holy augurs come

[N. 25 - Chorus of Priests and Augurs]

Athamas, Ino, Cadmus, Attendants, Chief priest, Augurs, Priests

<- Semele

Semele

Chief priest, Augurs, Priests, Ino, Athamas, Cadmus, Attendants ->

The temple of Juno; near the altar is a golden image of the goddess. Priests are in their solemnities,...
A pleasant country, the prospect is terminated by a beautiful mountain adorn'd with woods and water-falls.
An apartment in the palace of Semele.
An open country.
The cave of sleep.
Semele's Apartment.
A pleasant country, mount Citheron closing the prospect.

[Ouverture - Gavotte]
[N. 1 - Accompagnato]
[N. 2 - Chorus of Priests]
[N. 3 - Recitative, arioso and duet]
[N. 4 - Accompagnato]
[N. 5 - Air]
[N. 6 - Air]
[N. 7 - Recitative]
[N. 8 - Air]
[N. 9 - Recitative]
[N. 10 - Quartet]
[N. 11 - Chorus of Priests]
[N. 12 - Accompagnato]
[N. 13 - Recitative]
[N. 14 - Chorus of Priests]
[N. 15 - Recitative]
[N. 16 - Air]
[N. 17 - Recitative]
[N. 18 - Air]
[N. 19 - Recitative]
[N. 20 - Duet]
[N. 21 - Recitative]
[N. 22 - Accompagnato]
[N. 23 - Recitative]
[N. 24 - Recitative]
[N. 25 - Chorus of Priests and Augurs]
[N. 26 - Air and Chorus]
[N. 27 - Symphony]
[N. 28 - Recitative]
[N. 29 - Air]
[N. 30 - Recitative]
[N. 31 - Accompagnato]
[N. 32 - Recitative]
[N. 33 - Accompagnato]
[N. 34 - Air]
[N. 35 - Air]
[N. 36 - Air]
[N. 37 - Recitative]
[N. 38 - Recitative]
[N. 39 - Air]
[N. 40 - Recitative]
[N. 41 - Air]
[N. 42 - Air]
[N. 43 - Recitative]
[N. 44 - Air]
[N. 45 - Chorus of Loves and Zephyrs]
[N. 46 - Recitative ]
[N. 47 - Air]
[N. 48 - Recitative]
[N. 49 - Air]
[N. 50 - Duet]
[N. 51 - Chorus of Nymphs and Swains]
[N. 52 - Symphony]
[N. 53 - Accompagnato]
[N. 54 - Air]
[N. 55 - Recitative]
[N. 56 - Air]
[N. 57 - Recitative]
[N. 58 - Duet]
[N. 59 - Air]
[N. 60 - Recitative]
[N. 61 - Air]
[N. 62 - Recitative]
[N. 63 - Air]
[N. 64 - Recitative]
[N. 65 - Accompagnato]
[N. 66 - Air]
[N. 67 - Recitative]
[N. 68 - Air]
[N. 69 - Recitative]
[N. 70 - Air]
[N. 71 - Recitative]
[N. 72 - Accompagnato]
[N. 73 - Recitativo]
[N. 74 - Accompagnato]
[N. 75 - Air]
[N. 76 - Air]
[N. 77 - Accompagnato]
[N. 78 - Air]
[N. 79 - Accompagnato]
[N. 80 - Recitativo]
[N. 81 - Air]
[N. 82 - Recitativo]
[N. 83 - Air]
[N. 84 - Recitativo]
[N. 85 - Symphony]
[N. 86 - Accompagnato]
[N. 87 - Chorus of Priests]