Tigrane (Vivaldi)

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La Virtù trionfante dell'amore e dell'odio overo Il Tigrane (RV 740) is a 1724 opera for the carnival season in Rome. It was a joint composition by Benedetto Micheli (Act I), Vivaldi (Act II) and Nicola Romaldi (Act III). The libretto was originally thought to based on that by Francesco Silvani already used in Venice in 1691, but has been identified as a libretto by Pietro Andrea Bernardoni used in Vienna in 1710. [1] [2] [3] [4]



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  1. The Operas of Antonio Vivaldi - Volume 13, Part 1 - Page 336 Reinhard Strohm - 2008 The drama The hitherto unknown source for the libretto is Pietro Antonio Bernar- doni's Tigrane, re d' Armenia, performed with music by Antonio Maria Bo- noncini on 25 July 1710 at the Viennese court.428 Bernardoni (1672-1714) had been a member of the Roman Arcadian Academy, and Bononcini was known in Rome, but a patron such as Prince Borghese may well have obtained the libretto direcdy from the Habsburg court. After 1724 the libretto was set (as Tigrane) by Hasse for ...
  2. Michael Talbot Vivaldi - 2000 - Page 52 0198164971 Discounting revivals of older operas and the appearance of individual arias in pasticcios, we have five scores from the period 1715-25: Scanderbeg (Florence, Summer 1718); La Silvia (Milan, Autumn 1721); Ercole sul Termodonte (Rome, Carnival 1723); Giustino and La virtu trionfante dell'amore e dell'odio ovvero il Tigrane (Rome, Carnival 1724)." 9 See p. 20. 10 Giazotto, op. cit., p. 185. Il Tigrane was a joint composition of B. Micheli (Act I), Vivaldi (Act II) and N. Romaldi (Act III).
  3. Sylvie Mamy Antonio Vivaldi 2011 2213665796 La Virtù trionfante dell'amore e dell'odio overo Il Tigrane, Rome, janvier 1724 (RV 740) La Virtù trionfante dell'amore e dell'odio, overoIl Tigrane (Lavertu triomphant de l'amour et de la haine, ou Tigrane) fait donc l'ouverture du carnaval au théâtre Capranica. C'est un pastiche dont Vivaldi ne compose que le second acte 33. Le livret de Pietro Andrea Bernardoni avait été créé à Vienne en 1710, sous le titre de Tigrane re d'Armenia. Ensuite, ledrame avait connu plusieurs mises en ...
  4. Reinhard Strohm The Operas of Antonio Vivaldi - Volume 13, Part 1 - 2008 - Page 337 8822256824 ... Bernardoni's arias were replaced in 1724. Particular theatrical features are: Cleopatra's monologue while asleep (11.02); the assault on the city walls (11.13); Cleopatra's abduction from the fortress; her unconsciousness across the interval between Act Two and Act Three. The character of Arbante is used only for messenger services. Vivaldi's Act Two harbours the greatest dramatic interest. The music Neither Benedetto Micheli nor Nicola Romaldi was primarily an opera composer.
  5. Cleopatra's distraught outburst from Il Tigrane reveals a major musical psychologist at work.