Meistverkauft in Fachbücher & Lernen
Hier sparen: Fachbücher & Lernen
- EUR 20,00Preistendenz: EUR 21,32
- EUR 1,00Preistendenz: EUR 1,02
- EUR 16,99Preistendenz: EUR 17,40
- EUR 40,50Preistendenz: EUR 41,51
- EUR 39,80Preistendenz: EUR 42,41
- EUR 35,00Preistendenz: EUR 35,87
- EUR 39,99Preistendenz: EUR 42,62
Über dieses Produkt
- SynopsisIn Opera Observed, William C. Holmes provides a look behind the scenes into the world of early 18th-century Italian opera. Based on a store of recovered documents, mainly the personal papers of Luca Casimiro degli Albizzi, this social history illustrates the complexities of staging opera in the 1720s and '30s: the role of the impresario in planning an operatic season, financial and artistic difficulties, the importance of patronage, the power of individual singers and composers, considerations of set design, and the practice of altering librettos.,William C. Holmes provides a rare look behind the scenes into the world of early eighteenth-century Italian opera. Based on a rich store of newly recovered documents, mainly the personal papers of Luca Casimiro degli Albizzi, this social history illuminates the complexities of staging opera in the 1720s and '30s: the role of the impresario in planning an operatic season, financial and artistic difficulties, the importance of patronage, the power of individual singers and composers, considerations of set design, and the practice of altering librettos. A member of an illustrious Florentine family, Albizzi (1664-1745) served as one of the principal impresarios of the Pergola, Florence's earliest and greatest opera theater. He also carried on an active correspondence with impresarios in other cities, freely giving his advice on various economic and artistic concerns. Holmes uses the Albizzi family archives--the most abundant and varied material yet available about an eighteenth-century impresario and his theater--to deepen our knowledge of an extraordinary but little understood period in Italian opera. This book will appeal to anyone curious about operatic history.
- AuthorWilliam C. Holmes
- Number Of Pages266 pages
- Publication Date1994-01-01
- PublisherUniversity of Chicago Press
- Publication Year19940000
- Copyright Date1993
- Weight13.2 Oz
- Height0.6 In.
- Width6 In.
- Length9 In.
- GroupScholarly & Professional
- Dewey Decimal782.10945
- Dewey Edition20
Table Of Content
- Table Of ContentAcknowledgmentsIntroduction1. Opera in Florence and the Albizzi2. Running a HouseThe Pergola3. Librettos RevisedSuiting the Needs of Singers4. Impresarial Contracts, Stage Sets, and Pietro RighiniAn Artistic Conflict (1732-33)5. From One Impresario to OthersAlbizzi's Advice and Suggestions6. Margherita Gualandi and the Scandal in Naples (1726)7. Giovanni Battista Pinacci and His Two Contracts in Rome (1726)8. Senesino ReturnsNaples and Reggio, and the End of a Glorious Career (1739-40)9. Commotion and Confusion at the Pergola and the Arrival of the Austraians (1737-38)Appendixes1. Eighteenth-Century Currencies2. Letters in the Albizzi Archives Mentioning the Musical Patronage of Grand Prince Ferdinando de' Medici3. Annotated Librettos in the Howard Mayer Brown CollectionNotesBibliographyIndex of Operatic WorksGeneral Index
Dieser Artikel gehört nicht auf diese Seite.
Vielen Dank. Wir kümmern uns darum.