21st October 1823
11th February 1894
Puente la Reina, Navarra, Spain
Pascual Juan Emilio Arrieta Corera was a Spanish composer. His Italian musical training led him, under the favour of Queen Isabel II, to concentrate on operatic writing; and though he later composed zarzuelas,he remained less committed to the renascent art form than his contemporaries such as Francisco Asenjo Barbieri, who continued to write in an essentially Italianate style throughout his life.