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Metastasio

(Italian metasˈtaːzjo)
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(Biography) Pietro (ˈpjɛːtro), original name Pietro Antonio Domenico Trapassi. 1698–1782, Italian poet and librettist; Viennese court poet (from 1730). His works include La clemenza di Tito (1732)
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As Pagano adapts the Greek legend's war theme in the manner of Alfieri to present the historical drama, so he adapts the love theme from Achille in Sciro's libretto written by his fellow Neapolitan, Pietro Metastasio, to present Corradino and Geldippe's passion.
Thus wrote Plutarch--and Pietro Metastasio, fashioning his libretto Catone in Utica for Leonardo Vinci in 1728, honored the great historian by providing a lengthy demise for his hero.
A esto habria que anadir que todas las obras para las que Perez compuso su musica en Portugal eran de Metastasio, con lo que el traductor o el copista, responsable de copiar la adaptacion, no tuvieran dudas a la hora de atribuirsela a Pietro Metastasio.
Chapter 2 covers the period from 1700 to 1750 and is largely focused on Pietro Metastasio.
The latter quality was inextricably linked with opera seria and no more so than in the celebrated libretti of Pietro Metastasio, which were set time and time again by composers throughout the Italian peninsula and wherever the Italian style reigned supreme.
In 1733, the opera L'Olimpiade, whose libretto was written by Pietro Metastasio, poet in residence to the Habsburg Court, was first performed to great acclaim in Vienna; it later met with similar success in other European capitals, including London.
Por su parte, este mismo drama musical italiano esta presente en la Espana de la primera mitad del siglo gracias a la popularidad de autores como Pietro Metastasio y, en menor medida, Apostolo Zeno.
Martines's mentor was Pietro Metastasio and she studied with Haydn, performed at the court of Empress Maria Theresa and with Mozart, and wrote vocal, instrumental, and church music, oratorios, arias, sonatas, and concertos.
3) PIETRO METASTASIO, Opere, Padova, Foglierini, 1811-1812, vol.
The collection begins with three songs to texts of Pietro Metastasio, "La promessa" (The promise), "Il rimprovero" (The Reproach), and "La partenza" (The Departure).
Dreams and fables I fashion," wrote 18th-century Italian poet and librettist Pietro Metastasio, "and even while I sketch elaborate fables and dreams upon paper .
Volumes iii and iv of the Theatro Comico Portuguez contain operas by Antonio Jose's imitators, performed at the Teatro do Bairro Alto or the Teatro da Mouraria prior to 1742, (6) and volume iii includes the first example of an adaptation 'ao gosto dos portugueses' [according to Portuguese taste] of a text by Pietro Metastasio (1698-1782), Austrian court poet and paradigmatic librettist of Italian opere serie.