Attilio Ariosti

Attilio Ariosti (* 5. November 1666 in Bologna; † 1729 in London) were an Italian composer.

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Ariosti received Violin, organ and composition instruction. It occurred 1689 the Minoritenorden , became 1692 deacon and received in the same year the Organistenstelle at the church S. Maria dei Servi in Bologna. By the composition of Oratorien it had first contacts to the world of the theatre.

Its first operas 1697 were specified in Venice. From 1697 to 1703 he was a yard composer in Berlin, where several of its numerous operas were uraufgeführt, afterwards briefly at the yard of Anjou. Between 1703 and 1709 he was in the services emperor Josephs I. the Austrian general agent for Italy.

After 1715 celebrated large successes in Paris and London, which were only overtrumped by George Friedrich trade. 1719 he worked with trade on new Kantaten for the Royal Academy OF music in London. The Viola d'amore became in London its preferential instrument.

Its he spent last years again in Bologna.


Ariosti wrote approximately 25 operas, whose models were later at the beginning of the operas Jean Baptiste Lullys and the operas Alessandro Scarlattis.

  • Operas
    • Tirsi, in co-operation with Antonio Lotti and Antonio Caldara, libretto of Apostolo Zeno (Venice 1696)
    • Erfile, libretto of Giambattista Neri (Venice 1697)
    • Atys o L'inganno vinto dalla costanza, rural drama, libretto of Ortensio Mauro (Berlin 1700)
    • La fede ne' tradimenti, libretto of Gerolamo Gigli (Berlin 1701)
    • Le Fantome Amoreux, one-act play, libretto of Ortensio Mauro (Berlin 1701)
    • La più gloriosa fatica di Ercole, Libretto von Pietro Antonio Bernardoni (Vienna 1703)
    • Mars and Irene, Singspiel, libretto of Christian Reuter (Berlin 1703)
    • IL bene dal paint (Vienna 1704)
    • I gloriosi presagi di Scipione Africano, Libretto of Donato Cupeda (Vienna 1704)
    • Marches placato, libretto of Pietro Antonio Bernardoni (Vienna 1704)
    • IL Danubio consolato, libretto of Pietro Antonio Bernardoni (Vienna 1707)
    • La gara depression antiche eroine ne' Campi Elisi, libretto of Silvio Stampiglia (Vienna 1707)
    • Amor tra nemici, libretto of Pietro Antonio Bernardoni (Berlin 1708, as Almahide London 1710)
    • La Placidia, libretto of Pietro Antonio Bernardoni (Vienna 1709)
    • Tito Manilo, libretto possibly. attributed by Nicola Francesco Haym (London 1717
    • ) Caio Marzio Coriolano, libretto of Nicola Francesco Haym after Pietro Pariati (London 1723
    • ) IL Vespasiano, libretto of Nicola Francesco Haym after Giulio Cesare Corradi (London 1724
    • ) Aquilio consolo - of Friedrich Chrysander Ariosti (London 1724)
    • Artaserse, libretto of Nicola Francesco Haym after Apostolo Zeno and Pietro Pariati (London 1724)
    • Dario, libretto after Francesco Silvani (London 1725)
    • Lucio Vero, imperator di Roma, Libretto after Apostolo Zeno (London 1727)
    • Teuzzone, libretto after Apostolo Zeno (London 1727)
  • ballet music
    • La Festa del Hymeneo, Libretto von Ortensio Mauro (Berlin 1700)
  • Oratorien
    • La Passione, libretto of C. Arnoaldi (Modena 1693, Vienna 1694)
    • Santa Rodegonda, regina di Francia, Libretto von Giambattista Taroni (Bologna 1694)
    • Le profezie di Eliseo nell'assedio di Samaria, Libretto von Giambattista Neri (Bologna 1704)
    • La madre de Maccabei (Vienna 1704)
    • Nabucodonosor, libretto of Pietro Antonio Bernardoni (Bologna 1706)
  • instrument valley music
    • Divertimenti there Camera for violin and Violincello (shifts 1695 in Bologna)
    • of 57 sentences for Viola d'amore, which appeared to Receuil under the title de pièces pour la Viole d'Amour. The only existing source is a copy of the Swedish composer Johan Helmich novel, which studied from 1716-1721 in London, thus at the time, when Ariosti was there. The copy is today in in the royal music library in Stockholm.

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