Johann Adolf Hasse; Opera "Cleofide"; opera seria
J. Uchyła-Zroski (red.), "Zarys współczesnych kierunków badań nad wartościami w muzyce" (s. 26-36)
As a part of his doctoral dissertation, the author of the article published Cleofide, an opera
seria by Johann Adolf Hasse, the premiere of which took place in autumn 1731 in Dresden, the
capital of Saxony. In Hasse’s biography and artistic work, the very work is very significant as it
opens the period of over 30 years of composer’s work for the Saxon court.
A discovery of the so far unknown documents in the State Archive in Dresden in the period
of preliminary research allowed for a thorough clarification of this crucial point of Hasse’s biography
for the first time. Also, a new perspective on the retained music material from the time of
opera creation allowed for a complete and reliable reconstruction of the score with accurate hints
concerning the performing practice.