Welcome to Hyperion Records, an independent British classical label devoted to presenting high-quality recordings of music of all styles and from all periods from the twelfth century to the twenty-first. Hyperion offers both CDs, and downloads in a number of formats. The site is also available in several languages. Please use the dropdown buttons to set your preferred options, or use the checkbox to accept the defaults. By writing the final setting in C major Mozart was able to add a pair of trumpets, which bring a more regal splendour to the sound-world, and Bernasconi must surely have been satisfied with the results.
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Mozart wrote Mitridate while touring Italy in The musicologist Daniel E. Mozart gained expertise in composition from his older friend and also incorporated some of his musical motives into his own operatic setting. It was a success, having been performed twenty-one times despite doubts because of Mozart's extreme youth — he was 14 at the time.
No revival took place until the 20th century. Mitridate, having suffered a heavy defeat in battle, is presumed dead.
Arbate pledges his loyalty to Sifare. Aspasia pleads for Sifare to help her against advances by Farnace. He accepts her plea and reveals his love for her. Farnace makes his advances to Aspasia. She refuses, supported by Sifare, who protects her from his forceful brother.
News arrives that Mitridate is alive and is approaching the city. Arbate urges the brothers to conceal their differences and greet their father. The brothers agree to hide their feelings for Aspasia. Farnace conspires with Marzio, Roman legionary officer, against Mitridate. Mitridate wants Farnace to marry Ismene, his promised bride.
Ismene is in love with Farnace but senses problems and is worried about her future. Arbate tells Mitridate that Farnace is pursuing Aspasia, not mentioning Sifare. The jealous Mitridate swears revenge on Farnace. Farnace scorns and threatens Ismene. She tells Mitridate, who suggests that she should marry Sifare. Mitridate asks Aspasia for immediate marriage but she hesitates, proving to him that she is unfaithful.
Aspasia confesses love to Sifare but they both agree to part to save their honour. Sifare plans to leave and Aspasia is troubled by the conflict between love and duty. Ismene rescues the prince, who admits his treachery but implicates Sifare. Mitridate tricks Aspasia into admitting her love for Sifare and swears revenge. Ismene, still in love with Farnace, tries to convince Mitridate to forgive Aspasia. The Romans attack and Mitridate leaves for battle. Aspasia contemplates suicide by poison.
Sifare also wants to die, and joins his father in the battle. Farnace changes his mind, deciding to side with Mitridate. Defeated, Mitridate commits suicide, avoiding captivity. Before he dies he gives his blessing to Sifare and Aspasia and forgives Farnace, who now agrees to marry Ismene. All four pledge to free the world from Rome. In , Charles Malherbe located previously uncatalogued works of Mozart, including a soprano aria from the opera Mitridate, re di Ponto , written at age It was performed that year in Paris by Camille Fourrier.
List of operas by Mozart. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. For Alessandro Scarlatti's opera on the same subject, see Mitridate Eupatore. For other uses, see Mithridates.
Pietro Muschietti. Pietro Benedetti Sartorino. Antonia Bernasconi. Giuseppe Cicognani. Gasparo Bassano. Guglielmo d'Ettore. Anna Francesca Varese.
"Al destin, che la minaccia", No. 1 from "Mitridate, re di Ponto", Act 1, K74a (K87) (Full Score)
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