Arianna e Teseo Metadata

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  • Main Title Arianna e Teseo


  • Librettist: Pariati, Pietro, 1665-1733
    Creator Type: Personal


  • Composer: Pasqua, Giuseppe
    Contributor Type: Personal
    Contributor Info: "La musica è del Signor Giuseppe Pasque, maestro di cappella"--P. V.


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


  • Creation: 1764


  • Italian


  • Content Description: 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.
  • Physical Description: viii, 48 p. ; 17 cm.


  • Library of Congress Subject Headings: Operas -- Librettos.
  • Keyword: Greek stories

Primary Source

  • Item is a Primary Source


  • Name: Virtual Music Rare Book Room
    Code: VRBR


  • Name: UNT Music Library
    Code: UNTML


  • Rights Statement: VRBR - Virtual Music Rare Book Room

Resource Type

  • Book


  • Image


  • OCLC: 22171884
  • UNT Catalog No.: b2316831
  • Call Number: ML50.2.I45 B4 1762
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc39293


  • Display Note: 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."
  • Display Note: 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.
  • Display Note: 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.
  • Digital Preservation: creationAppName: Omniscan creationAppVersion: 11 creationHardware: Zeutschel OS 10000