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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Franco Fagioli is magnificent as the hapless Arbace, framed by his own father artasese the murder of the former king. Hasse’s ‘Artaserse’ by Charles T. Artaserse declares the case solved but does so painfully as he leaves. Critics have applauded the soprano’s touching assumption of Puccini’s seamstress.

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Artaserse is brimful with lovely music, from overture to the invigorating concluding chorus. Long a champion of Johann Adolph Hasse, American mezzo-soprano Vivica Genaux waxes lyrical about a composer whose vocal writing she compares to the act of spreading peanut butter. Retrieved from ” http: The middle and final ritornellos are partial ones, consisting of a bit of the triplet material plus the cadence phrase.


The only thing the traitor fails to accomplish according to plan is the death of Artaxerxes.

Work Title Artaserse Alt ernative. Arbaces, at first suspected of leading it, reveals himself as its suppressor and is reconciled with Artaxerxes.

Aresi September 25, As a token of renewed friendship, Ataserse offers Arbaces the first sip from the coronation cup. As women were banned from singing on stage in Rome part of the Papal States at that time, all the female roles were played by castrati.

Artaserse (Hasse)

Va’ tra le selve ircane. Creative Commons Attribution 4. Arbace is horrified at his father’s treachery, and angrily refuses to follow him.

Artabano thinks that Arbace has already been executed, and Megabise promises to help Artabano get his revenge as he poisons the sacred cup. Torna innocente e poi. Slatkin February 12, W. Semira also feels greatly conflicted, and is confused about who to side in this crisis.

Artabano asks the guard to leave the two of them alone. Rendimi il caro amico.


Ionarts: Briefly Noted: Hasse’s ‘Artaserse’

Arbaces, the primo uomogets six two per act ; Mandane, the prima donnagets five. Artaserse asks Arbace to prove his innocence, but Arbace is unable to do so, and can only offer his libbretto as evidence.

One of the finest versions. Drama per musica di Pietro Metastasio romano, fra gli Arcadi Artino Corasio, da artaderse nel Teatro detto delle Dame, attaserse carnevale dell’ anno Segerstam October 9, Support us financially by purchasing this disc from.

For that reason as well as its lower price, the DVD version of this performance not reviewed may be the better deal. Barton Pine April 1, The drawbacks of live recording are worse than normal in this case, with weirdly scattered, not always enthusiastic applause interrupting far too often, as well as some sporadic cheering, which is even more annoying. Please login to read this article.

Go to the opening of CD 2 libretti listen to the aria Rendimi il caro amico tr.