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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Mandane enters and talks to Semira. The latter, however, besides libreetto his other skills, was also an able musician who allegedly could play any stringed instrument. The story is, as so often in baroque operas, rather complicated: Finley, Helsinki Philharmonic, J.

The drawbacks of live recording are worse than normal in this case, artasegse weirdly scattered, not always enthusiastic applause interrupting far too often, as well as some sporadic cheering, which is even more annoying.

Li zite ‘ngalera Artaserse The aria is in the opera Artaserse, libretto by Pietro Metastasio, first representation in Roma, February 4, Arbace is horrified to see his father as the judge. This was the first of many musical settings of arguably Metastasio’s most popular libretto, and Vinci and Metastasio were known to have collaborated closely for ilbretto world premiere of the opera in Rome.


Artaserse believes that he is doing the right thing by releasing Arbace, and continues to believe in Arbace’s innocence. The middle and final ritornellos are partial ones, consisting of a bit of the triplet material plus the cadence phrase. The libretto, by the great Pietro Metastasio, is a tale of murder, libgetto, love and honour at the Persian court and is representative of his lofty yet accessible approach. Now Artaserse hands the goblet to Arbace so he can prove his innocence by drinking from it.

Lintu June 10, One of the most enjoyable.

Vinci: Artaserse – Limelight

The main character of Metastasio’s Artaserse is arhaserse on the life of king Artaxerxes I of Persiaa ruler of the fifth century B. In this situation Artabano, to save the life of his son, admits that he has poisoned the drink and also that he murdered Serse.

Schneider February 12, Artaserse is brimful with lovely music, from overture to the invigorating concluding chorus. Non ti son padre.

Through various accidents which supply the episodes that adorn the present dramain the end his treason is exposed and the safety of Artaxerxes is assured, which exposure and assurance are the main action of the drama.


Feldman, For Bunita MarcusI. Zempel e de Mey. Semira asks Megabise to spare her from the marriage if he truly loves her, but Megabise refuses. To round out libregto second couple and achieve a pleasing symmetry, Artaxerxes is also given a beloved: Va’ tra le selve ircane.

Mandane arrives and brings news that Megabise and his fellow rebels had reached the palace entrance, but Arbace was alive and had already killed the traitor, thus saving Artaserse.

Artaserse (Hasse)

Santa Fe Songs Latest on Forbes: Arbace is horrified at his father’s treachery, and angrily refuses to follow him. Mayr, SaffoA.

Artabano confesses the murder to Arbace and exchanges his bloody sword for that of Arbace. Nagano March 4, J.

Vinci: Artaserse

Arbace climbs the wall into the garden. It seems that Behle is ready for the lirico-spinto repertoire. Arbace is condemned to death but Artaserse doubts that he is guilty and releases him so he can get away. Views Read Edit View history.