WEFOUNDOrlando Innamortato Del S. Matto Maria Bioardo, Conte Di Scandiano, Volume 1 (Italian Edition)


Orlando Innamorato [orˈlando innamoˈraːto] ( Orlando in Love ) is an epic poem written by the Italian Renaissance author Matteo Maria Boiardo . The poem is a romance concerning the heroic knight Orlando ( Roland ). It was published between 1483 (first two books) and 1495 (third book published separately, first complete edition).

To material largely quarried from the Carolingian and Arthurian cycles, Boiardo added a superstructure of his own making. As the plot is not woven around a single pivotal action, the inextricable maze of most cunningly contrived episodes are seen to be linked, first, with the quest of beautiful Angelica by love-smitten Orlando and the other enamored knights, then with the defense of Albracca by Angelica's father, the King of Cathay , against the beleaguering Tartars , and, finally, with the Moors ' siege of Paris and their struggle with Charlemagne 's army.

The poem, written in the ottava rima stanza rhythm, consists of 68 cantos and a half. Boiardo began the poem when he was about 38 years old, but interrupted it for a time because of the Ottoman–Venetian War (1463–1479) . He is believed to have continued till 1486, but then left the poem unfinished. The last verses say:

Orlando ( HWV 31) is an opera seria in three acts by George Frideric Handel written for the King's Theatre in London in 1733. The Italian -language libretto was adapted from Carlo Sigismondo Capece 's L'Orlando after Ludovico Ariosto 's Orlando Furioso , which was also the source of Handel's operas Alcina and Ariodante . More an artistic than a popular success at its first performances, Orlando is today recognised as a masterpiece.

As with all Baroque opera seria , Orlando went unperformed for many years, but with the revival since the 1960s of interest in Baroque music and historic performance practices, it has, along with most Handel operas, been receiving fairly regular stagings both at festivals and in opera houses. [4] Orlando was performed in London in abridged form in 1963 with Janet Baker in the title role.

Complete studio recordings were made in 1970, 1990, 1996, 2012 and 2013. The opera was sung in Venice in 1985 (under Mackerras), Aix-en-Provence, Paris, Lyon, Brooklyn in 1994/5 (Christie), Perth in 2000, at the Royal Opera House in London in 2003 (Bicket) and 2007 (Mackerras, with Bejun Mehta as Orlando), at Glimmerglass in 2003, [5] in New York in 2005 and 2011, Zurich in 2006 and 2007 (Christie), Tourcoing and Göttingen in 2008, Brussels in 2012, [6] Bruges in 2013, and Amsterdam (in the Brussels staging) in 2014. [7] Video recordings were made of the above performances in Paris, Zurich (2007, released on Arthaus), and Brussels.

Orlando Innamorato [orˈlando innamoˈraːto] ( Orlando in Love ) is an epic poem written by the Italian Renaissance author Matteo Maria Boiardo . The poem is a romance concerning the heroic knight Orlando ( Roland ). It was published between 1483 (first two books) and 1495 (third book published separately, first complete edition).

To material largely quarried from the Carolingian and Arthurian cycles, Boiardo added a superstructure of his own making. As the plot is not woven around a single pivotal action, the inextricable maze of most cunningly contrived episodes are seen to be linked, first, with the quest of beautiful Angelica by love-smitten Orlando and the other enamored knights, then with the defense of Albracca by Angelica's father, the King of Cathay , against the beleaguering Tartars , and, finally, with the Moors ' siege of Paris and their struggle with Charlemagne 's army.

The poem, written in the ottava rima stanza rhythm, consists of 68 cantos and a half. Boiardo began the poem when he was about 38 years old, but interrupted it for a time because of the Ottoman–Venetian War (1463–1479) . He is believed to have continued till 1486, but then left the poem unfinished. The last verses say:

Orlando ( HWV 31) is an opera seria in three acts by George Frideric Handel written for the King's Theatre in London in 1733. The Italian -language libretto was adapted from Carlo Sigismondo Capece 's L'Orlando after Ludovico Ariosto 's Orlando Furioso , which was also the source of Handel's operas Alcina and Ariodante . More an artistic than a popular success at its first performances, Orlando is today recognised as a masterpiece.

As with all Baroque opera seria , Orlando went unperformed for many years, but with the revival since the 1960s of interest in Baroque music and historic performance practices, it has, along with most Handel operas, been receiving fairly regular stagings both at festivals and in opera houses. [4] Orlando was performed in London in abridged form in 1963 with Janet Baker in the title role.

Complete studio recordings were made in 1970, 1990, 1996, 2012 and 2013. The opera was sung in Venice in 1985 (under Mackerras), Aix-en-Provence, Paris, Lyon, Brooklyn in 1994/5 (Christie), Perth in 2000, at the Royal Opera House in London in 2003 (Bicket) and 2007 (Mackerras, with Bejun Mehta as Orlando), at Glimmerglass in 2003, [5] in New York in 2005 and 2011, Zurich in 2006 and 2007 (Christie), Tourcoing and Göttingen in 2008, Brussels in 2012, [6] Bruges in 2013, and Amsterdam (in the Brussels staging) in 2014. [7] Video recordings were made of the above performances in Paris, Zurich (2007, released on Arthaus), and Brussels.

…1494, Reggio nell’Emilia), poet whose Orlando innamorato , the first poem to combine elements of both Arthurian and Carolingian traditions of romance, gave new life to the chivalrous epic, which was declining in popularity. Boiardo spent much of his childhood at Ferrara, and served the dukes of Este. He was captain…

education: Matteo Maria Boiardo, whose Orlando innamorato (1483; “Orlando in Love”) reflected past chivalrous ideals as well as contemporary standards of conduct and popular passions; and Luigi Pulci, whose broadly comic Morgante , published before 1480, was pervaded by a new bourgeois and popular morality.

…of Matteo Boiardo’s epic poem Orlando innamorato (1483) and for the distinctive style of his Italian burlesque, which was called bernesco and imitated by many poets.

Orlando Innamorato [orˈlando innamoˈraːto] ( Orlando in Love ) is an epic poem written by the Italian Renaissance author Matteo Maria Boiardo . The poem is a romance concerning the heroic knight Orlando ( Roland ). It was published between 1483 (first two books) and 1495 (third book published separately, first complete edition).

To material largely quarried from the Carolingian and Arthurian cycles, Boiardo added a superstructure of his own making. As the plot is not woven around a single pivotal action, the inextricable maze of most cunningly contrived episodes are seen to be linked, first, with the quest of beautiful Angelica by love-smitten Orlando and the other enamored knights, then with the defense of Albracca by Angelica's father, the King of Cathay , against the beleaguering Tartars , and, finally, with the Moors ' siege of Paris and their struggle with Charlemagne 's army.

The poem, written in the ottava rima stanza rhythm, consists of 68 cantos and a half. Boiardo began the poem when he was about 38 years old, but interrupted it for a time because of the Ottoman–Venetian War (1463–1479) . He is believed to have continued till 1486, but then left the poem unfinished. The last verses say:


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