Armida al campo d'Egitto, RV 699 (Vivaldi, Antonio)



Sheet Music


1718 & 1738 Versions


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Tito Manlio (2022/5/20)

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Publisher. Info. Partial Holograph manuscript, n.d.(ca.1718-38)
Misc. Notes Biblioteca Nazionale Universitaria, Turin (I-Tn): Foà 38 (f.1r-107v)
Contains two arias from Leonardo Leo's Farnace.
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Aria "Se correndo in seno al mare" (Act III, Scene 6)

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Publisher. Info. Manuscript, n.d.(ca.1700-99).
Misc. Notes Universitetsbiblioteket, Lund (S-L): Saml.Engelhart 554,305
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Arrangements and Transcriptions

Aria "Ch'alla colpa fa tragitto" (Act II, Scene 16)

For Voice, Bassoon and Cello

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Generoso (2007/9/9)

Publisher. Info. Manuscript, n.d.
Misc. Notes Color scan
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editor (2012/3/11)

Editor Marcel Estermann
Publisher. Info. Marcel Estermann
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Tito Manlio (2014/11/30)

Editor First edition
Publisher. Info. Venice: Marino Rossetti, n.d.(1718).
Misc. Notes Istituto Storico Germanico, Rome (I-Rig): Rar.Libr.Ven.520/525#522
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General Information

Work Title Armida al campo d'Egitto
Alternative. Title Drama per musica da rappresentarsi nel Teatro Giustiniano di San Moisè il carnovale dell'anno 1718.
Authorities WorldCat; Wikipedia; VIAF: 220037563; LCCN: n2012076536; BNF: 139705766
Composer Vivaldi, Antonio
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. RV 699
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IAV 8
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 3 acts (each with 13, 16, 13 scenes)
First Performance. 1718-02-15 in Venice, Teatro San Moisè A
1718-04-24 in Mantua, Teatro Arciducale B
1720-05 in Vicenza, Teatro delle Grazie C as Gli inganni per vendetta
1738-02-12 in Venice, Teatro San Angelo D
Librettist Giovanni Palazzi
Language Italian
Dedication Marino Rosetti
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Baroque
Piece Style Baroque
Instrumentation voices, chorus, orchestra

According to Turin autograph manuscript:

  • Cast: Armida (A), Califfo (B), Osmira (S), Erminia (S), Emireno (S), Adrasto (A), Tisaferno (A)
  • Mixed Chorus (SAB)
  • Orchestra: solo violin, solo cello, 2 horns, strings, continuo

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Apparently, Act 2 is missing from the score of the work (for now at least) but the other two acts have been recorded.

Operas and other stage works by Antonio Vivaldi