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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Vinci: Artaserse

Arbaces, the primo uomogets six two per act ; Mandane, the prima donnagets five. For long passages, indeed, the bass is confined to reiterations of single pitches that change regularly on the bar line. Meanwhile, Mandane is conflicted by her feelings for Arbace. Equilbey October 9, Just how much the singers controlled the show in opera seria we cannot tell by looking at just one setting of a given libretto.

Torna innocente e poi. The repetitions are tonally contrasted: Retrieved from ” https: Arbace then turns to Semira, but Semira says that she will support him if he can prove his innocence, but as he is currently seen to be guilty, she cannot let her feelings get in the way.

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Subscribe, gift or renew to Limelight Magazine this month and you could win tickets to see your state symphony orchestra in In Sogna il guerrier le schiere CD 1 tr. The story is, as so often in baroque operas, rather complicated: Non ti son padre.


Contents 1 Performances 2 Sheet Music 2. Artabano is now faced with seeing his son die or confessing the truth. Troubled Kibretto Passion, Saved The latter, however, besides all his other skills, was also an able musician who allegedly could play any stringed instrument.

The Force Libretrodirected by J. As this was the age of artasdrse castrati and women were forbidden on the Roman stage, all six of the characters, including the two female roles, were played by men. Artaserse is an opera dramma per musica in three acts composed by Leonardo Vinci to an Italian libretto by Metastasio.

Arbace is horrified to see his father as the judge. Artaserse declares the case solved but does so painfully as he leaves. He underwent the surgical alteration that preserved his treble voice at the age of twelve, in the wake of the sudden death of his father, who was maestro di cappella of the cathedral of his hometown, Andria.

Available online January 1, and in print from January 7, Meanwhile, Artabano is devastated at the apparent death of his son, and swears to have his revenge by killing Artaserse. His is a ravishing voice with creamy legato and pinpoint articulation adorning many of the finest arias.


The opera opens in a moonlit garden of the palace of Serse Xerxes. Einojuhani Rautavaara, Giant Of Serse rataserse against this love and banishes Arbace. librerto

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Non conosco in tal momento. Megabise enters and informs Artaserse that Mandane and Semira wish to speak to him. Rovaris February 26, J. Grimaud January 29, After Artaserse leaves, Arbace is brought in by a guard. The story, artasere to the third-century Roman historian Justin Marcus Junianus Justinusreads as follows:. The libretto, by the great Pietro Metastasio, is a tale of murder, betrayal, love and honour at the Persian court and is representative of his lofty yet accessible approach.

Semira, daughter of Artabanus and sister of Arbaces. Santa Fe Songs Latest on Forbes: Artaserse, who has been doubting the guilt of Arbace, his long-time friend, all this while enters the prison to secretly release Arbace. As a token of renewed friendship, Artaxerxes offers Arbaces the first sip from the coronation cup. Segerstam October 9, Meyerson May 27, Artaserse, the King’s younger son, arrives with his guards. Spencer Artasedse 13, Artabano reveals his plans to kill the whole royal family and make Arbace king.