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Namespaces File Discussion. Views View Edit History. This page was last edited on 18 April , at Before its destruction, the opera also premiered two operas by Antonio Mazzoni with libretti also by Pietro Metastasio, La clemenza di Tito June 6 and Antigono October Notes "L'Antigono torna a Lisbona". Retrieved January 22, Fernandes, Cristina. Davide Perez — 30 October was an Italian opera composer born in Naples of Italian parents, and later resident court composer at Lisbon from The work premiered on 6 September at the Estates Theatre in Prague. The commission came from the impresario Domenico Guardasoni, who lived in Prague and who had been charged by the Estates of Bohemia with providing a new work to celebrate the coronation of Leopold II, Holy Roman Emperor, as King of Bohemia.
The coronation had been planned by the Estates in order to ratify a political agreement between Leopold and the nobility of Bohemia it had rescinded efforts of Leopold's brother Joseph II to initiate a program to free the s. Pietro Chiarini circa ; Brescia — ; Cremona was an Italian composer. Later he went to Cremona, where in he wrote and presented the intermezzo La donna dottor.
He was later appointed maestro di cappella at the court of Cremona in It is speculated that Giovanni Battista Pergolesi's opera Il geloso schernito may in fact have been composed by Chiarini and not Pergolesi. The term libretto is also sometimes used to refer to the text of major liturgical works, such as the Mass, requiem and sacred cantata, or the story line of a ballet.
Sometimes other language equivalents are used for libretti in that language, livret for French works and Textbuch for German. A libretto is distinct from a synopsis or scenario of the plot, in that the libretto contains all the words and stage directions, while a synopsis summarizes the plot. Some ballet historians also use the word libretto to refer to the 15—40 page books which were on sale to 19th century ballet audiences in Paris and contained a very detailed description of the ballet's story, scene by scene. Biography Gaetano Pugnani was born in in Turin, the city where he spent most of his life, son of Giovanni Battista Pugnani, secretary in the office of the Director of the Settlement of Turin.
In , he was very well received at the Concert Spirituel in Paris, but in he had an even more successful musical encounter in London, directing the King's Theatre from to Caldara was born in Venice exact date unknown , the son of a violinist. He became a chorister at St Mark's in Venice, where he learned several instruments, probably under the instruction of Giovanni Legrenzi. Caldara removed from Mantua in , after the French were expelled from Italy, then moved on to Barcelona as chamber composer to Charles III, the pretender to the Spanish throne following the death of Charles II of Spain in without any direct heir and who kept a royal court at Barcelona.
There, he wrote some operas that are the first Italian operas performed in Spain. While there h. It is among his most famous canzonettas and after being set by the poet himself was set again by many composers including Farinelli, Caffarelli, Giovanni Paisiello, Mozart, Beethoven himself and Beethoven's pupil Archduke Rudolph.
The text of "La partenza" is a canzonetta by Pietro Metastasio which was popular among composers, He studied at the Neapolitan conservatory of S. He composed extensively in the early 18th century. His opera Didone abbandonata, premiered on 1 February at the Teatro San Bartolomeo in Naples, was the first setting of a major libretto by Pietro Metastasio. He is best remembered today as the composer of Achille in Sciro, the opera that was chosen to open the new Teatro di San Carlo in Of his many intermezzi, 'Dorina e Nibbio' or L'impresario delle Isole Canarie has had an extensive performance history.
With a libretto by Pietro Metastasio his only comic libretto , it was performed often and imitated internationally with versions by Albinoni, Gasparini, Leo, Martini and others. In addition to his Operas and other large scale works, Sarro has written a considerable. Didone abbandonata, act 1, scene 5; Francesco Battaglioli Didone abbandonata is an opera libretto in three acts by Pietro Metastasio. It was his first original work and was set to music by Domenico Sarro in The opera was accompanied by the intermezzo L'impresario delle Isole Canarie, also by Metastasio.
Gluck playing his clavicord , portrait by Joseph Duplessis Christoph Willibald Ritter von Gluck German: ; born 2 July, baptized 4 July  — 15 November was a composer of Italian and French opera in the early classical period. There he brought about the practical reform of opera's dramaturgical practices for which many intellectuals had been campaigning. With a series of radical new works in the s, among them Orfeo ed Euridice and Alceste, he broke the stranglehold that Metastasian opera seria had enjoyed for much of the century.
Gluck introduced more drama by using simpler recitative and cutting the usually long da capo aria. His later operas have half the length of a typical baroque opera. The strong influence of French opera encouraged Gluck to move to Paris in November Fusing the traditions of Italian opera and the French wi. In he was invited to St. Petersburg together with a big Italian opera troupe, and became the maestro di cappella Kapellmeister to Empress Anne Ioanovna and later Empress Elizaveta Petrovna.
His La forza dell'amore e dell'odio was the first Italian opera performed in Russia. It was staged in Griselini, , Venezia - revisione del materiale a cura di Ciro Roberto Passilongo La pupilla rapita dramma giocoso, , Venezia Sofonisba dramma per musica, libretto di Mattia Verazi, , Venezia Siroe, re di Persia dramma per musica, libretto di Pietro Metastasio, , Venezia Le villeggiatrice ridicole dramma comico, libretto di A.
The final scene in Metastasio's libretto, Didone Abandonata, by Cecilio Rizzardini Didone abbandonata Dido Abandoned is an opera in three acts composed by Domenico Sarro to a libretto by Pietro Metastasio, which was based on the story of Dido and Aeneas from the fourth book of Virgil's Aeneid. Background and performance history Didone abbandonata was Metastasio's first original libretto, and Sarro's opera was the first of what were to be over fifty musical settings of the work. The opera premiered at the Teatro San Bartolomeo in Naples on 1 February along with a two-part comic intermezzo also composed by Sarro to a libretto by Metastasio, L'impresario delle Isole Canarie.
In he came to Prague and joined the Locatelli ensemble. In the beginnings of his career he devoted himself mainly to the kapellmeister activities, and composed predominantly the cembalo sonatas. Another opera, Semiramide riconosciuta, was dedicated to the "nobility of the Czech Kingdom".
He composed there the comic operas, mainly to the librettos of Carlo Goldoni. He was also the piano teacher of Catherine II, the future Russian empress. The manuscripts of his operas are stored in the Landesbibliothek in Dresden, in the library of the Florence conservatory, an.
Cloelia in the 16th-century Promptuarii Iconum Insigniorum Cloelia is a legendary woman from the early history of ancient Rome. One of the hostages, a young woman named Cloelia, fled the Clusian camp, leading away a group of Roman virgins. According to Valerius Maximus, she fled upon a horse, then swam across the Tiber.
Porsena demanded that she be returned, and the Romans consented. Upon her return, however, Porsena was so impressed by her bravery that he allowed her to choose half the remaining hostages to be freed. She selected the young Roman boys, so that they could continue the war. The Romans gave Cloelia an honour usually reserved for men: an equestrian statue, located at the top of the Via Sacra. Il sogno di Scipione, K.
Mozart had originally composed the work at the age of 15 for his patron, Prince-Archbishop Sigismund von Schrattenbach. After the bishop's death before it could be performed, Mozart dedicated it to Schrattenbach's successor, Count Colloredo. It was given a private performance in the Archbishop's Palace in Salzburg on 1 May , although not in its entirety. Only one aria, the final chorus and the recitative dedicating it to the new Prince-Archbishop were performed. It is highly unlikely that it was ever performed in its entirety in Mozart's lifetime.
The participants in this performance — Peter Schreier Scipio , Luc. Look up partenza in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. Highly regarded by music historians of his day like Francesco Saverio Quadrio, Jean-Benjamin de La Borde and Charles Burney, Orlandini, along with Vivaldi, is considered one of the major creators of the new style of opera that dominated the second decade of the 18th century. His first opera, Artaserse, premiered in Livorno in A moderate success, the work was revived in Naples in In he moved to Bologna, where he met and married opera singer Maria Maddalena Buonavia.
He continued to live and work in that city for the next fifteen years. Orlandini's first major critical success was the opera Antigona which premiere. Cardinal Pietro Ottoboni, portrait by Francesco Trevisani. He is remembered especially as a great patron of music and art.
Ottoboni was the last person to hold the curial office of Cardinal-nephew, which was abolished by Alexander's successor, Pope Innocent XII, in Ottoboni '"loved pomp, prodigality and sensual pleasure, but was in the same time kind, ready to serve and charitable". The family bought their way into Venetian nobility in the 17th century. He received the clerical tonsure and the minor orders on 20 October and was created cardinal deacon in the consistory of 7 November , receiving the red hat on 14 November.
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Francesco Zoppis Venice, - after was an Italian composer. Biography Little is known of his artistic beginnings. The first mention of him is from , when the travelling opera company of Pietro Mignotti performed his opera Lucio Papirio ditattore in Graz. In he came to Prague, where he joined the Locatelli ensemble. He began to cooperate with e.
Gluck and G. A year later, in , he introduced another opera - Siroe, re di Persia. The music was written to the libretto of Pietro Metastasio. Zoppis left Prague together with Locatelli and moved to St. Petersburgh, where he conducted the local opera. Rice — , p. This is a complete list of the operas of the Italian composer Baldassare Galuppi — It was first performed on January 28, at the Teatro Argentina in Rome.
Retrieved Deceiver , Op. The dramatic scena begins with a recitative in C major, taken from Pietro Metastasio's Achille in Sciro. Duschek", possibly to raise interest rather than a statement about a dedication. Domenico Fischietti — was an Italian composer.
His first opera, Armindo, premiered in at the Teatro dei Fiorentini in Naples, though there are doubts about whether he could have started composing at such a young age - it may have been by his father. In he was in Venice to present Lo speziale the apothecary , the first opera with a libretto by Carlo Goldoni. As this reprint is from very old book, there could be some missing or flawed pages, but we always try to make the book as complete as possible.
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