Artaxerxes. An English opera.

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1763 English libretto for Thomas Arne's opera Artaxerxes. Thomas Arne most likely wrote his own libretto for Artaxerxes, which enjoyed a successful run at Covent Garden beginning on 2 February 1762. Artaxerxes follows the structure of Metastasio’s Italian libretto on the same subject; no other English-language opera has been recognized as following the principles of Metastasian opera seria.

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47 p. 21 cm

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Arne, Thomas Augustine, 1710-1778 1763.

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  • Main Title: Artaxerxes. An English opera.
  • Uniform Title: Artaxerxes. Libretto. English
  • Added Title: Artaserse

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1763 English libretto for Thomas Arne's opera Artaxerxes. Thomas Arne most likely wrote his own libretto for Artaxerxes, which enjoyed a successful run at Covent Garden beginning on 2 February 1762. Artaxerxes follows the structure of Metastasio’s Italian libretto on the same subject; no other English-language opera has been recognized as following the principles of Metastasian opera seria.

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47 p. 21 cm

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  • 1763

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  • Oct. 29, 2008, 8:19 p.m.

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  • June 14, 2011, 1:32 p.m.

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Arne, Thomas Augustine, 1710-1778. Artaxerxes. An English opera., score, 1763; London. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1/: accessed August 17, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Music Library.