Synonyms for semiramide or Related words with semiramide
Examples of "semiramide"
Tamiri is inclined to choose Scitalce as her husband, but
still loves him despite his earlier attempt to have her killed. She reveals her identity, explaining she assumed her disguise for the good of the country, rather than allow her inept son to rule.
pardons Scitalce and denounces Sibari's villainy.
will marry Scitalce and Tamiri will wed Semiramide's brother Mirteo.
() is an opera in two acts by Gioachino Rossini.
Op. 30, Ouverture de
du celebre Rossini
Musicologist Rodolfo Celletti sums up the importance of "
" by stating:
Act I, scene 3 - Aria of
, "Non so se più t'accendi"
Act I, scene 12 - Aria of
, "Ah, non è vano il pianto"
There is a film clip of Cantelli conducting the final moments of Rossini's overture to "
Act II, scene 6 - Accompanied recitative for
, "Di Scitalce rifiuto"
Act II, scene 6 - Aria of
, "Il pastor, se torna Aprile"
Act III, scene 4 - Aria of
, "Fuggi dagli occhi miei"
Ironically, the success of Rossini's "
" earlier the same season was what allowed "A Life" to be staged at all, with virtually all the cast from "
" retained for "A Life". Despite "A Life's" success, the furor over "
" aroused an overwhelming demand for Italian opera. This proved a setback for Russian opera in general and particularly for Glinka's next opera, "Ruslan and Lyudmila" when it was produced in 1842. Its failure prompted Glinka to leave Russia; he died in exile.
Later settings of the Mestastasio libretto include "
reconosciuta" by Giacomo Meyerbeer (premiered in Turin in 1819).
Act II, scene 11 - Duet for
and Scitalce, "Giachè mi sprezzi, ingrato" [a non-Metastasian text]
The Egyptian princess
rules Assyria disguised as a man. Princess Tamiri prepares to choose a husband from three candidates, setting in motion a series of events that lead to
being reunited with her lover Scitalce, and the exposure of the villainy of his rival Sibari.
In disguise as a man, the Babylonian princess
rules Assyria. When Princess Tamiri is faced with a choice of husband from three candidates, this sets off a chain of events that eventually leads to
being reunited with her lover Scitalce, and his rival Sibari being exposed as a villain.
His repertory included both Paisiello's and Rossini's "Il barbiere di Siviglia", "Le nozze di Figaro", "L'italiana in Algeri", "La cenerentola", "Mosè in Egitto", "
", opposite Joan Sutherland, etc.
Russ performed in a wide range of roles, from bel canto to verismo, her repertory included;
, Giulia, Amaltea, Paolina, Abigail, Elvira, Leonora, Amelia, Wally, Gioconda, Santuzza, etc.
Sherman's tune is derived from a violin melody from the final section of the overture to the Gioachino Rossini opera, "
Princes and ambitious suitors have gathered in Babylon from far and wide for on this day the Princess Tamiri is to choose a husband. Among those present is
, who rules Assyria in disguise as her own son. When Semiramide's husband the King died, rather than allow her weak son Nino to assume the throne, she kept him hidden in the palace and assumed his identity. Among the suitors for Tamiri's hand is Semiramide's brother Mirteo and a previous lover of Semiramide's, Scitalce. Years before, Scitalce, deceived by Sibari, had believed
unfaithful to him and had her thrown into the river. However, unknown to Scitalce,
survived. Sibari is also present as a suitor for Tamiri and recognises
, despite her disguise.
Along with Oroe, Arsace enters the tomb. He awaits his rival. Assur enters, also awaiting Arsace.
then comes in to pray at Nino's tomb, asking for forgiveness and protection for her son: Aria: "Al mio pregar t'arrendi: il figlio tuo diffendi" / "Yield to my prayer: protect your son"). In the confusion of the darkness, all three - Arsace,
, and Assur - express some bewilderment as to the loss of their courage at this crucial moment: (Trio: "L'usato ardir" / "My wonted daring, my courage, where has it gone?"). But in the darkness and seeking to strike Assur, Arsace strikes
as she steps between them to stop the fight. Surprised to learn Arsace's real identity, Assur is arrested,
dies, and to general acclaim by the people, Arsace reluctantly accepts that he shall be King.
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