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Ruggiero (ii)

Don Neville

in Grove Music Online

Volume Grove Music Online - The New Grove Dictionary of Opera, issue Published in print December 1992 |
Published online January 2001 | e-ISBN: 9781561592630

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Libretto by pietro Metastasio, first set by Johann Adolf Hasse (1771, Milan) as Il Ruggiero, ovvero L’eroica gratitudine.

The main characters and events of this drama are drawn from ludovico Ariosto’s Orlando furioso (Cantos 44–6), published in 1516. In his Bradamante (1582), Robert Garnier followed Ariosto closely in creating what has been claimed as the first example of a French ‘tragicomedy’. Two more Bradamante dramas followed, one by Gauthier de La Calprenède

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