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Il Bajazet

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Antonio Vivaldi


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About the opera Il Bajazet

Bajazet (Italian pronunciation:also called Il Tamerlano) is an Italian opera composed by Antonio Vivaldi in 1735. Its libretto was written by Agostino Piovene. It was premiered in Verona, during the Carnival season of that year. This opera (catalog number RV 703) is presented in 3 acts, with a three-movement sinfonia as an introduction. The story is about the fate of Bajazet (known as Beyazid I) after being captured by Tamerlane (Timur Lenk). The famous aria, "Sposa son disprezzata" is from this opera.
Bajazet is a pasticcio. It was a common practice during Vivaldi's time for composers to borrow and adapt arias from other composers with their own works for an opera. Vivaldi himself composed the arias for the good characters (Bajazet, Asteria and Idaspe) and mostly used existing arias from other composers for the villains (Tamerlano, Irene, Andronico) in this opera. Some of the arias are reused from previous Vivaldi operas. The table below lists the origin of some of the arias used in Bajazet.
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Roles in Il Bajazet

Tamerlano Mezzo-Soprano
Bajazet Baritone
Asteria Contralto
Andronicus Contralto
Irene Contralto
Idaspe Soprano

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Arias from Il Bajazet

Nr.Title scenePopularityOperaComposerActTypeVoicesLang.Roles
1Sol da te mio dolce amore Popularity:

Opera: Bajazet, IlComposer: VivaldiAct:

Type: ariaVoice: mezzoLanguage: Italian

2Anche il mar par che sommerga Popularity:

Opera: Bajazet, IlComposer: VivaldiAct:

Type: Voice: contraltoLanguage: Italian