Opera seria in three acts by Johann Adolf Hasse to a libretto by Pietro Metastasio (see Artaserse above); Venice, Teatro S Giovanni Grisostomo, February, ARTASERSE principe, e poi re di Persia, amico d’Arbace ed amante di. Semira. MANDANE sorella d’Artaserse ed amante d’Arbace. ARTABANO prefetto delle. The libretto is by Metastasio and Artaserse is the Persian king Artaxerxes I, son of Xerxes I (Serse). He ruled from BC to BC. The story is, as so often in.

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He left behind a veritable wake of florid arias, indeed the fanciest, most embellished vocal music in the entire European operatic tradition. He admits to Arbace that he has killed Serse for his ill treatment of Arbace and also because he wants Arbace to become king.

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Gergiev May 13, The finest we have had in years. The aria is in the opera Artaserse, libretto by Pietro Metastasio, artasersd representation in Roma, February 4, The lengthy orchestral ritornello Ex.

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The reason for the substitution lies in the casting. Arbaces, the primo uomogets six two per act ; Mandane, the prima donnagets five. Filed under Ataserse ReviewsOpera.

Now Libbretto hands the goblet to Arbace so he can prove his innocence by drinking from it. As is typical of Italian operas of that time, Artaserse opens with an Italian overture or sinfonia in three fast-slow-fast movements in this case allegro, grave and minuetto. Semira enters the temple, still unhappy about Artaserse’s decision to execute Arbace.

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Macmillan,p. Also noteworthy is a new style of orchestration, in which two horns join the orchestral strings, never to play obbligati that is, independent melodic lines but only to double the string parts or provide harmonic support.

Fra cento affanni e cento. Mandane laments his death; but Arbaces, overhearing her, reveals himself alive and proclaims his love, vowing to die rather than leave her, showing his steadfastness. That is what makes Arbaces the central character in the drama, for it is he who symbolizes the basic conflict between love and duty. Views Read Edit View history. Artaxerxes was a younger son of Xerxes, who took the throne after a powerful court official named Artabanus murdered his father and older brother.

Nevertheless, Megabise is content to marry Semira, even if it means that she will hate him for it.

Artaserse (Vinci, Leonardo)

Davis,p. Noseda November 13, You can also use this FreeFind but it is not so comprehensive. Arbace asks for Artabano to take pity librrtto him, but Artabano declares that a son who is a traitor is no son of his.

Rendimi il caro amico. Mazzola May 13, C. Non conosco in tal momento.

Zempel e de Mey. Meyerbeer, DinorahP. Tenor Anicio Zorzi Giustiniani is an effective Artaserse, and a third countertenor, Antonio Giovannini, makes the best of the small role of Megabyzus, a real Persian general at this time.

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Subscribe to our free weekly review listing sample Sample: Franco Fagioli is magnificent as the hapless Arbace, libretto by his own father for the murder of the former king. Megabises, a corrupt army general. Einojuhani Rautavaara, Giant Of However, Arbace had already escaped and was nowhere to be found.

He is said to have composed music as well but nothing of this has survived. Superstar castrato Carlo Broschi, known as “Farinelli,” created the role of Arbace, and its pyrotechnical arias like Act III’s Parto qual pastorello were some of his most celebrated hits.

David, HerculanumV. Mezzo-soprano Sonia Prina takes on the role of Artabano, created by alto castrato Nicolo Grimaldi “Nicolini”who was often cast with the much younger Farinelli around this time. I was very enthusiastic about Franco Fagioli when I heard him as Giulio Cesare in Helsinki a year ago and have longed to hear him again. Sogna il guerrier le schiere.

Hallenberg, Stile Galante, S. Bach, French Suites, R. Meanwhile, Arbace sneaks into the palace to look for Mandane. Semira expresses her shock, but Megabise is indifferent, declaring that it does not matter who is on the throne.