Pietro Metastasio

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Pietro Metastasio
Metastasio, c. 1770 by Martin van Meytens or Pompeo Batoni
Pietro Antonio Domenico Trapassi

Rome, Papal States
DiedApril 12, 1782(1782-04-12) (aged 84)
Vienna, Holy Roman Empire
Occupationwriter, poet

Pietro Antonio Domenico Trapassi, better known by his pseudonym of Pietro Metastasio (January 3, 1698 (1698-01-03) – April 12, 1782 (1782-04-12))[1] was an extremely prolific poet and librettist. His words have been set to music nearly a hundred times in some cases. Caldara, Mozart, and even Schubert composed music to Metastasio's libretti. Philippe Jaroussky recorded a variety of music based on Metastasio's words over the years.

Pietro Metastasio in Philippe Jaroussky's discography, filmography and performance history

Studio albums

On video

Concert programs

Year from Work Composer Concert program
2021 La morte d'Abel Antonio Caldara Stabat mater – Caldara & Pergolesi

See the respective program page for a list of possible recordings.

Complete list of musical pieces using Pietro Metastasio's libretti

This list only lists Pietro Metastasio's contribution to Philippe Jaroussky's recordings.

Year Aria from Work Composer Concert program original first performance
2021 Quel buon pastor son io La morte d'Abel Antonio Caldara Stabat mater – Caldara & Pergolesi 1732


  1. "Pietro Metastasio". Wikipedia. Retrieved September 17, 2021.

External links

"Pietro Metastasio". Wikipedia. Retrieved September 16, 2021.