Arianna e Teseo

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Libretto of the opera seria "Arianna e Teseo" by Pietro Pariati. The story unfolds in the island of Crete where several young Athenian men are brought to be ritually sacrificed, and Athenian maidens are to be delivered as victims to a minotaur that lives in a labyrinth. Among the Athenians is Arianna, the daughter of Minos (Minosse), King of Crete, who was abducted as a child by King Aegeus, and Teseo, Aegeus's son. Teseo is determined to kill the minotaur in order to save Arianna's friend Laodice, but Arianna believes that he loves her friend. In spite of her doubts, ... continued below

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viii, 48 p. ; 17 cm.

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Pariati, Pietro, 1665-1733 1764.

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  • Pasqua, Giuseppe "La musica √® del Signor Giuseppe Pasque, maestro di cappella"--P. V.

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  • Gaspare Bayno
    Publisher Info: "Presso Gaspare Bayno, stampatore, e Libraio della Società de' Signori Cavalieri"--T.p.
    Place of Publication: Turin, Italy

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Libretto of the opera seria "Arianna e Teseo" by Pietro Pariati. The story unfolds in the island of Crete where several young Athenian men are brought to be ritually sacrificed, and Athenian maidens are to be delivered as victims to a minotaur that lives in a labyrinth. Among the Athenians is Arianna, the daughter of Minos (Minosse), King of Crete, who was abducted as a child by King Aegeus, and Teseo, Aegeus's son. Teseo is determined to kill the minotaur in order to save Arianna's friend Laodice, but Arianna believes that he loves her friend. In spite of her doubts, she hands over to Teseo the secret how to kill the minotaur and vanquish Tauride, King Mino's champion, which she overheard from Minos. The work ends with Teseo's victory over the minotaur and his reconciliation with Arianna.

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viii, 48 p. ; 17 cm.

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Full title as appears in the t.p.: "Arianna e Teseo, dramma per musica da rappresentarsi nel regio teatro di Torino nel carnovale [sic] del 1764. Alla presenza di S.S.R.M."

From 1699 until 1714, Pariati worked in Venice as collaborator with the poet and librettist Apostolo Zeno. In 1714, Pariati moved to Vienna and from 1718 until 1729 worked as poet in the court of emperor Charles VI. He was replaced by Metastasio.

Pariati wrote "Arianna e Teseo" during the first years of his appointment in Vienna. He added to the Greek mythology story new subplots and two characters, the lovers Alceste and Laodice.

Giuseppe Pasqua set Pariati's libretto in music for the 1764 carnival season in Turin.

The library's copy of "Arianna e Teseo" is bound with the following librettos: "Ifigenia in Aulide" by Vittorio Amedeo Cigna-Santi; "Catone in Utica" by Pietro Metastasio; "Sofonisba" by Mattia Verazi; and "Le piacevoli poesie" by Gasparo Gozzi.

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  • 1764

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  • Aug. 1, 2011, 1:11 p.m.

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  • Dec. 10, 2014, 4:20 p.m.

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Pariati, Pietro, 1665-1733. Arianna e Teseo, book, 1764; Turin, Italy. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc39293/: accessed October 20, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Music Library.