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Definition of the noun Armida

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Armida is a genus of Arcticidae, described by Gistl in 1847.

Armida is a genus of Arthropoda, described by Risso in 1826.


Who is Armida?

Armida, born Armida Vendrell, was an American actress, singer, dancer and vaudevillian born in Aguascalientes, Mexico.


  1. Armida: The story of Armida, a Saracen sorceress and Rinaldo, a soldier in the First Crusade, was created by the Italian poet Torquato Tasso. In his epic Gerusalemme liberata, Rinaldo is a fierce and determined warrior who is also honorable and handsome. Armida has been sent to stop the Christians from completing their mission and is about to murder the sleeping soldier, but instead she falls in love. She creates an enchanted garden where she holds him a lovesick prisoner. Eventually two of his fellow Crusaders find him and hold a shield to his face, so he can see his image and remember who he is. Rinaldo barely can resist Armida’s pleadings, but his comrades insist that he return to his Christian duties.
  2. Armida is a fictional character from the 1965 film Menage Italian Style.
  3. Armida is a fictional character from the 1953 film Empty Eyes.
  4. Armida is a fictional character from the 2004 film An Italian Romance.
  5. Armida is a fictional character from the poem Jerusalem Delivered by Torquato Tasso and its adaptations.
  6. Armida is a fictional character from the 1942 film Tragic Night.
  7. Armida a.k.a. Babaeng Lawin: Armida/Babaeng Lawin is a fictional character from the 2009 TV series Darna.


  1. "Armida" is an opera in three acts by Gioachino Rossini to an Italian libretto by Giovanni Schmidt, based on scenes from Gerusalemme liberata by Torquato Tasso.
  2. "Armida", Hob. XXVIII/12, is an opera in three acts by Joseph Haydn, set to a libretto based upon Torquato Tasso's poem Gerusalemme liberata. The first performance was 26 February 1784 and it went on to receive 54 performances from 1784 to 1788 at the Esterháza Court Theatre. During the composer's lifetime it was also performed in Pressburg, Budapest, Turin and Vienna. Haydn himself regarded Armida as his finest opera. Armida then disappeared from the general operatic repertoire; it was revived in 1968 in a concert rendition in Cologne, and later a production in Bern. The United States premiere of the opera was givem at the Palace Theatre in Manchester, New Hampshire, with the New Hampshire Symphony Orchestra for the Monadnock Music Festival in September 1981. Sarah Reese sang the title role; the director Peter Sellars set the production during the Vietnam War.
  3. "Armida" is an operatic 'dramma per musica' by Antonio Salieri in three acts, set to a libretto by Marco Coltellini. The plot is based on the epic poem by Torquato Tasso, and Lully, Traetta, and Handel had already composed operas based on the situations that Tasso originally developed. The plot of all of these, and Salieri's work, is based on the relationship between Armida and the Crusader Rinaldo.
  4. "Armida" is an opera by Antonín Dvořák in four acts, set to a libretto by Jaroslav Vrchlický that was originally based on Torquato Tasso's epic La Gerusalemme liberata. Dvořák's opera was first performed at Prague's National Theatre on 25 March 1904; the score was published as opus 115 in 1941.
  5. "Armida" is an opera in three acts by Josef Mysliveček set to a libretto by Gianambrogio Migliavacca based on an earlier libretto by Philippe Quinault. It is one of many operas set at the time of the Crusades that is based on characters and incidents from Torquato Tasso's epic poem La Gerusalemme liberata. This opera belong to the serious type in Italian language referred to as opera seria. It incorporates many elements from the operatic "reform" movement of the 1770s, including short vocal numbers and short choruses incorporated into the fabric of the drama and lavish use of accompanied recitative.
  6. "Armida" is a musical album of Annette Dasch & Joseph Haydn.
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  7. "Armida" is an opera by British composer Judith Weir. It premiered on 25 December 2005 as a television broadcast on the UK station, Channel 4 which had commissioned the work. The English libretto, also written by Weir, is loosely based on the story of Rinaldo and Armida, in Torquato Tasso's 1581 epic poem set in the First Crusade, La Gerusalemme liberata.
  8. "Armida" is an opera seria in three acts with music by Antonio Sacchini set to a libretto by Jacopo Durandi, based on the epic poem Gerusalemme liberata by Torquato Tasso. The opera was first performed during the 1772 Carnival season at the Teatro Regio Ducal in Milan.

Phrases with Armida

Phrases ending with the word Armida:

  1. Genus Armida
  2. Epeira Armida
  3. Dacnusa Armida
  4. Arsenura Armida
  5. Chorebus Armida
  6. Aculepeira armida
  7. Species Epeira Armida
  8. Species Dacnusa Armida
  9. Species Arsenura Armida
  10. Aculepeira armida armida
  11. species Aculepeira armida
  12. subspecies Aculepeira armida armida

Other phrases containing the word Armida:

  1. Aculepeira armida pumila
  2. Aculepeira armida orientalis
  3. subspecies Aculepeira armida pumila
  4. subspecies Aculepeira armida orientalis

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Google previewShort histories of the literatures of the world (1900)

by Richard Garnett

Armida is a charming personage, an improvement upon the Alcina of Ariosto, but a passage like the following, rendered by Miss Ellen Clerke, would be more appropriately placed in an Orlando or an Odyssey than in an epic on so high and ...

Google previewGerusalemme Liberata (1749)

by Torquato Tasso, Edward Fairfax

opinative; Armida is that Temptation, which layeth Siege to the Power of our Dosires : so from that proceed the Errors of Opinion, ...

Google previewThe British Critic (1814)

Armida is the Calypso, and Rinaldo the Telemachus of the author. The poetry is not without beauty, as the following extract will show, but the spirit of the author has certainly evaporated before the conclusion, which is lame and impotent.

Google previewThe British Critic, and Quarterly Theological Review (1814)

Armida is the Calypso, and Rinaldo the Telemachus of the author. The poetry is not without beauty, as the following extract will show, bnt the spirit of the author has certainly evaporated before the conclusion, which is lame and impotent. . - * - .

Google previewEstetica (1992)

by Benedetto Croce, Colin Lyas

Armida is the sorceress 1 1 2 The Aesthetic CXIV.

Google previewAmerican Opera Singers and Their Recordings (2004)

Critical Commentaries and Discographies by Clyde T. McCants

Considered by many critics to be the best of Haydn's operas, Armida is an entirely serious work that tells anew the story of Rinaldo, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Hispanic-American Literature (2015)

Inthat summer before theymake theirfirst confession and taketheir first communion, they beginto spyon thetown prostitute Armida and deviseaplanto steal hermoney. They discover howsex and economiesof exchange are connected to ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Fantasy (1999)

by John Clute, John Grant

Armida (1784). Libretto Nunziato Porta, after Rinaldo anon, after Giovanni Bertati, Jacopo Durandi and Francesco Saverio de Rogatis, after Tasso. Sorceress ( Armida), nymphs, underworld spirits, Furies. L'anima del filosofo, ossia Orfeo ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia Americana (1918)

A Library of Universal Knowledge

ARMIDA, a grand heroic opera by Chris- toph W. Gluck (1714-87); libretto by Philippe Quinault, a 17th century poet, who had written it for another composer, Lully. It is founded on an episode from Tasso's "Gerusalemme liberata," and was ...

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