Armida, Hob.XXVIII:12 (Haydn, Joseph)

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Work Title Armida
Alternative. Title Dramma eroico in tre atti
Composer Haydn, Joseph
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Hob.XXVIII:12 ; Hob.Ia:14 (overture)
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IJH 6
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 3 acts:
Overture. Vivace (B-flat major)
  • Act I
Aria: Rinaldo. Allegro (C major)
Aria: Idreno. Allegro con brio (B-flat major)
Accompanied recit: Armida. (G major)
Aria: Armida. Largo (A major)
March
Accompanied recit: Ubaldo. (C major)
Aria: Ubaldo. Largo (E-flat major)
Accompanied recit: Ubaldo. Presto (E-flat major)
Aria: Zelmira. Allegretto (G major)
Accompanied recit: Rinaldo, Armida. Largo (B-flat major)
Duet: Rinaldo, Armida. Largo (B-flat major)
  • Act II
Aria: Zelmira. Allegro (F major)
Aria: Clotarco. Allegretto (G major)
Aria: Idreno. Allegro (C major)
Accompanied recit: Rinaldo, Ubaldo. Allegro (E-flat major)
Aria: Rinaldo. Adagio (E-flat major)
Accompanied recit: Armida. Adagio (E-flat major)
Aria: Armida. Presto assai (E minor)
Aria: Ubaldo. Adagio (C major)
Finale-Trio: Armida, Rinaldo, Ubaldo. Allegro (D major)
  • Act III
Accompanied recit: Rinaldo. Largo (E-flat major)
Aria: Rinaldo. Andante (D major)
Aria: Zelmira. [Poco andante] (G major)
Accompanied recit: Rinaldo, Armida. (G major)
Aria: Armida. Largo (B-flat major)
Accompanied recit: Rinaldo, Armida. (G minor)
Aria: Rinaldo. Largo (E-flat major)
Finale: All Allegro (C major)
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1783
First Performance. 1784-02-26 in Esterháza: Hoftheatre
Metilda Bologna (Armida)
Prospero Breghetti (Rinaldo)
Costanza Valdesturla (Zemira)
Paolo Mandini (Idreno)
Antonio Specioli (Unbaldo)
Leopoldo Dichtler (Clotarco)
Court Theatre Orchestra, Joseph Haydn (conductor)
First Publication. 1787 (arias)

1790 or earlier (overture) 1965 (full score)

Librettist Jacopo Durandi, Francesco Saverio de Rogatis and others
after Gerusalemme liberata by Torquato Tasso
Language Italian
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Classical
Piece Style Classical
Instrumentation voices, orchestra
Cast
Arminda (soprano)
Rinaldo (tenor)
Zemira (soprano)
Idreno (baritone)
Unbaldo (tenor)
Clotarco (tenor)
Orchestra
flute, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons
2 horns, 2 trumpets, timpani, strings, continuo
External Links Wikipedia article

Misc. Comments

Sometimes called an opera seria -- in fact, the ms copy (1783) at the Newberry Library has "opera seria" on it.

Not published in full score until 1965. Various excerpts published as early as 1787.

Operas by Joseph Haydn (Hob.XXVIII )

 Acide, Hob.XVII:1

 La Canterina, Hob.XVII:2

 Lo Speziale, Hob.XVII:3

 Le Pescatrici, Hob.XVII:4

 L'Infedeltà delusa, Hob.XVII:5

 L'incontro improvviso, Hob.XXVIII:6

 Il mondo della luna, Hob.XXVIII:7

 La vera Costanza, Hob.XXVIII:8

 Laurette, Hob.XXVIII:8a

 L'isola disabitata, Hob.XXVIII:9

 La Fedeltà premiata, Hob.XXVIII:10

 L'Infedeltà fedele, Hob.XXVIII:10bis

actually by Domenico Cimarosa

 Orlando Paladino, Hob.XXVIII:11

 Armida, Hob.XXVIII:12

 L'Anima del Filosofo, Hob.XXVIII:13