Support Team team site. Presented by Pinchgut Opera in the intimate surrounds of City Recital Hall, in just four performances, Bajazet will change the way you see opera. This rarely performed operatic gem, premiered in Verona in , features a brilliant array of arias designed to showcase the top singers of the age: from dazzling vocal fireworks to sublime melodies of exquisite beauty and tenderness. Tamlerlano loves Bajazet's daughter Asteria, even though he is promised to marry Irene, Princess of Trebisond. Tamerlano hands Irene to Andronico, his Greek ally. However Andronico also loves Asteria.
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Support Team team site. Presented by Pinchgut Opera in the intimate surrounds of City Recital Hall, in just four performances, Bajazet will change the way you see opera. This rarely performed operatic gem, premiered in Verona in , features a brilliant array of arias designed to showcase the top singers of the age: from dazzling vocal fireworks to sublime melodies of exquisite beauty and tenderness. Tamlerlano loves Bajazet's daughter Asteria, even though he is promised to marry Irene, Princess of Trebisond.
Tamerlano hands Irene to Andronico, his Greek ally. However Andronico also loves Asteria. Bajazet is furious at his daughter's apparent treachery, but she reveals a plan to kill Tamerlano on their wedding night.
The plot is discovered and father and daughter are jailed. Reduced to slavery, Asteria is about to poison Tamerlano while serving him, but Irene warns him in time. Tamerlano rewards Irene with a new promise of marriage, and orders Asteria, Bajazet and Andronico to taken away.
Bajazet kills himself, and Asteria begs for death as well. Instead Tamerlano has mercy on her, giving her and the Greek throne to Andronico whom he forgives for his earlier attempt to intercede on Asteria's behalf. Antonio Lucio Vivaldi was born on 4 March in Venice then a rich, though declining, republic. His father Giovanni a barber who became a violinist and his mother Camilla had six children in total.
It seems that Giovanni decided that music would be a better career than barbering for his son so he taught him the violin from a very early age. It is not clear whether Antonio was encouraged to join the church because that was the best place for a musician or whether, as some have suggested, it was a natural occupation for the eldest son of a poor family. Vivaldi began his training for the priesthood in when he was 15 and was ordained in at In the year he was ordained Vivaldi became a violin teacher at the orphanage for girls the Ospedale della Pieta, a local school for homeless girls.
Though a priest, Vivaldi was exempted from saying Mass on health grounds — he suffered from asthma — and so he concentrated on his music. The Pieta had an excellent choir and orchestra, drawn from the girls and young women living there. Vivaldi taught violin and composed sonatas, concertos and church music. The public paid for the musical performances but could not see the singers and players, who were behind the screen.
By the second decade of the 18th century, opera had become hugely popular in Italy. Vivaldi composed his first opera Ottone in Villa in and it was performed in a theatre in Vicenza. It was a moderate success and over the next few years he wrote Orlando Finto Pazzo , Orlando Furiosa and Arsilda Regina di Ponto as well as several that have been lost or perhaps, not yet found.
It or Vivaldi left Venice — it seems that he was not reappointed to the position at the Pieta — and took a position at the court in Mantua then part of the Austrian Empire. Vivaldi spent three years in Mantua and wrote several operas, including Tio Manlio. In the Empress died in Vienna and all theatres in the Empire were closed. In he was in Milan and in in Rome. Operas were produced in both these cities but they have been lost. The first four works in the collection were The Four Seasons, which have become, probably, the best known and most played compositions in the classical repertoire.
By this time Vivaldi was at the height of his powers and fame. A second set of concerti, La Centra Op. In Vivaldi was in Vienna and Prague, where the opera Farnace was produced. He was certainly prolific, concentrating mostly on opera, and he visited Mantua, Verona and Amsterdam. Vivaldi struggled to make money from his operas.
He continued to sell manuscripts to support himself but, it seems, composed nothing new while in Vienna. He was buried as a pauper in the Hospital Cemetery. He was excused from his priestly duties and then had to look for alternative employment, which led him to musical direction. A pasticcio is a carefully curated selection of arias from operas of diverse composers, knitted together by newly composed recitative. It was a favoured genre in the eighteenth century and often used by impresarios when deadlines were tight and operas needed to be staged quickly.
But this never meant a loss in musical quality — in fact, it may be said that this smorgasbord approach increased the diversity of styles for an audience hungry for the latest musical and vocal effects. For Bajazet in Vivaldi composed nine of the arias and all of the recitative. Thank you for help in keeping Pinchgut Opera alive and thriving. MENU 1. Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4. MENU 2. Gallery Bajazet productions pics. Photos by Keith Saunders.
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Its libretto was written by Agostino Piovene. It was premiered in Verona , during the Carnival season of that year. It includes a three-movement sinfonia as an introduction. The famous aria , " Sposa son disprezzata " is from this opera. Act I. In garden of occupied capital of Bursa, where Tamerlane resides following the defeat of the Turks.