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Aminta

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(Strauss: Die schweigsame Frau). Sop. Wife of Henry, the nephew of Sir Morosus. She and her husband run a troupe of travelling singers and actors. Morosus has disinherited Henry and ...

Aminta

Aminta (1581)   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to Italian Literature

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2005
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... ( 1581 ). Pastoral play by Torquato Tasso , written in 1573 and published in 1580 . Aminta is a young shepherd and poet who is scorned by his childhood companion Silvia in favour of the hunt. Silvia is also courted by the Satyr, who attempts to rape her but is chased off by Aminta. She flees and is reported killed by a wolf, whereupon Aminta flings himself from a cliff. But Silvia is safe and is touched with pity to hear of Aminta's attempted suicide. She determines to die too but is prevented by the arrival of a messenger with news of Aminta's safe...

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A Dictionary of Opera Characters (2 ed.)

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2008
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Music, Opera, Performing arts
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... ( Strauss : Die schweigsame Frau ). Sop. Wife of Henry, the nephew of Sir Morosus. She and her husband run a troupe of travelling singers and actors. Morosus has disinherited Henry and disapproves of Aminta. When Morosus announces his intention of taking a wife, the young couple realize they must intervene or they will lose their inheritance. Aminta poses as ‘Timida’, a quiet and demure young woman, and Morosus decides to marry her. A mock wedding is arranged, but as soon as they are safely ‘married’, ‘Timida’ turns into a noisy, bossy, and inconsiderate...

Aminta

Aminta (1573)   Quick reference

The Oxford Dictionary of Plays (2 ed.)

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... Alternative title: Amyntas; The Countess of Pembroke's Ivychurch Author: Torquato Tasso Date/place of 1st performance: 1573 , Belvedere Island on the River Po Date of 1st publication: 1581 Date of 1st translation to English: 1591 Genre: Pastoral in 5 acts; Italian verse Setting/time of action: Timeless pastoral landscape Cast: 7m, 2f, chorus (m) Aminta, a shepherd, has fallen in love with the disdainful Silvia, who is more interested in hunting than love and spurns Aminta, despite the urgings of her friend Dafne. Aminta's friend...

Aminta

Aminta  

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(Strauss: Die schweigsame Frau). Sop. Wife of Henry, the nephew of Sir Morosus. She and her husband run a troupe of travelling singers and actors. Morosus has disinherited Henry and disapproves of ...
Aminta

Aminta  

AT: Amyntas; The Countess of Pembroke's Ivychurch A: Torquato Tasso Pf: 1573, Belvedere Island on the River Po Pb: 1581 Tr: 1591 G: Pastoral in 5 acts; Italian verse S: Timeless pastoral landscape C: ...
Silvia

Silvia  

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Heroine of Torquato Tasso's Aminta; also the name of the subject of a famous poem by Leopardi, ‘A Silvia’.
Sir John Morosus

Sir John Morosus  

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(Strauss: Die schweigsame Frau). Bass. [We would, of course, in England, refer to him as ‘Sir John’, but neither Strauss nor Zweig was able to get the hang of the British honours system, and Sir ...
Faithful Shepherd

Faithful Shepherd  

A: Giovanni Battista Guarini Pf: 1595, Crema Pb: 1589 Tr: 1602 G: Pastoral in 5 acts; Italian verse S: A timeless pastoral landscape in Arcadia C: 15m, 3f, chorus (m and f)Silvio so loves hunting ...
Henry Morosus

Henry Morosus  

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(Strauss: Die schweigsame Frau). Ten. Husband of Aminta and nephew and heir of Sir John Morosus. Together with his wife, an opera singer, Henry runs a troupe of travelling theatricals, putting on ...
Rayssiguier

Rayssiguier  

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(d. 1660).French dramatist. He took a liberal attitude to the issue of regularity, and his six plays include an adaptation of Tasso's Aminta (published 1632), three tragicomedies taken from ...
Timida

Timida  

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(Strauss: Die schweigsame Frau). Name used by Aminta when she poses as a prospective wife for Sir Morosus, uncle of her husband Henry.
Abraham Fraunce

Abraham Fraunce  

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(1558?–1592/3) English poetThe Arcadian Rhetorike (1588) Non-FictionThe Lawiers Logike (1588) Non-FictionThe Countesse of Pembrokes Emanuel (1591) PoetryThe Countesse of Pembrokes Ivychurch (1591) ...
Charles Vion Alibray, sieur d'

Charles Vion Alibray, sieur d'  

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(c. 1600–c. 1652).French poet and translator. His poetry ranges from libertin to devotional verse. His translations include Tasso's Aminta (1632), prefaced by an authoritative defence of the text's ...
Mimi Coertse

Mimi Coertse  

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(b Durban, 1932).S. African soprano. Début Naples 1955 with Vienna State Opera as Flower Maiden in Parsifal. Vienna début 1956. Vienna Opera 1957–73. Salzburg Fest. début 1956; Glyndebourne 1957. ...
Maria Cebotari

Maria Cebotari  

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(b Kishinev, Bessarabia, 1910; d Vienna, 1949).Austro‐Russ. soprano. Actress at Moscow Art Th. 1926. Opera début Dresden 1931. In Dresden co. 1931–6, Berlin 1936–44, Vienna 1946–9. Début CG 1936 with ...
Il Pigna

Il Pigna  

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(1530–75),Ferrarese court poet and ducal secretary, author of I romanzi (1524), a treatise defending Ariosto against Aristotelian critics, and asserting the independence of the romance from the rules ...
Antonio Ongaro

Antonio Ongaro  

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(c. 1560–1600)was born in Padua, and spent most of his life in Rome in the service of the Farnese family. His Alceo (performed in Nettuno in 1581) was dubbed ...
Il Pastor fido

Il Pastor fido  

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Opera in 3 acts by Handel to lib. by Rossi based on Guarini's pastoral play (1585). Prod. London 1712 (2nd vers. 1734, 3rd vers. with prologue Terpsicore, 1734), NY 1952. Also opera by Salieri (1789).
Thomas Watson

Thomas Watson  

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(c. 1557–92),published a Latin version of the Antigone of Sophocles, with an appendix of Latin allegorical poems and experiments in classical metres (1581). His most important work was The Ἑχατομαθία ...
Trickster of Seville

Trickster of Seville  

AT: The Rogue/The Playboy/The Joker/The Deceiver of Seville A: Tirso de Molina Pf: 1625, Naples Pb: 1630 Tr: 1923 G: Drama in 3 acts; Spanish verse S: Naples, Tarragona, Seville, and Dos Hermanas, ...

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