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Inventing the Business of Opera: The Impresario and His World in Seventeenth-Century Venice

Jonathan Glixon and Beth Glixon

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195154160
eISBN:
9780199868483
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195154160.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This book explores public opera in its infancy, from 1637 to 1677, when theater owners and impresarios, drawing on the models of the already existent theaters for comedy, established Venice as the ... More


THE BOXES: A MAJOR SOURCE OF INCOME

Beth L. Glixon and Jonathan E. Glixon

in Inventing the Business of Opera: The Impresario and His World in Seventeenth-Century Venice

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195154160
eISBN:
9780199868483
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195154160.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter focuses on the development of the opera box as a means of income for the theater. All of the regularly operating theaters had boxes, and the annual rental fees provided significant ... More


MARCO FAUSTINI AND HIS COMPANIES

Beth L. Glixon and Jonathan E. Glixon

in Inventing the Business of Opera: The Impresario and His World in Seventeenth-Century Venice

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195154160
eISBN:
9780199868483
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195154160.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter follows the career of Marco Faustini at three different Venetian theaters: S. Aponal, S. Cassiano, and SS. Giovanni e Paolo (the most prestigious theater of its time) between the years ... More


CASE STUDIES: COMPANIES AND OPERA PRODUCTION AT FOUR VENETIAN THEATERS

Beth L. Glixon and Jonathan E. Glixon

in Inventing the Business of Opera: The Impresario and His World in Seventeenth-Century Venice

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195154160
eISBN:
9780199868483
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195154160.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter comprises case studies of four different 17th-century theaters that present a variety of impresarial models. Despite being the first public opera theater, S. Cassiano had difficulty ... More


THE COMPOSITION AND THE PRODUCTION OF THE OPERA SCORE

Beth L. Glixon and Jonathan E. Glixon

in Inventing the Business of Opera: The Impresario and His World in Seventeenth-Century Venice

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195154160
eISBN:
9780199868483
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195154160.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter discusses the composition of opera in mid-17th-century Venice and the production of the score. Nearly all opera composers also pursued other means of employment, but the significant fees ... More


DANCERS, EXTRAS, AND THE ORCHESTRA

Beth L. Glixon and Jonathan E. Glixon

in Inventing the Business of Opera: The Impresario and His World in Seventeenth-Century Venice

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195154160
eISBN:
9780199868483
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195154160.003.0008
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter looks at the expenses associated with dancers, extras, and the orchestra. Dance provided an important visual and musical component of 17th-century opera. Giovanni Battista Balbi, who ... More


COSTUMES

Beth L. Glixon and Jonathan E. Glixon

in Inventing the Business of Opera: The Impresario and His World in Seventeenth-Century Venice

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195154160
eISBN:
9780199868483
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195154160.003.0010
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter looks at costumes and their importance in mid-17h-century opera. Rather than reuse old stock, costumes were redesigned and remanufactured each year, especially those for the main ... More


The Prima Donna as Opera Impresario: Emma Carelli and the Teatro Costanzi, 1911–26

Susan Rutherford

in The Arts of the Prima Donna in the Long Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780195365870
eISBN:
9780199932054
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195365870.003.0015
Subject:
Music, Opera, History, Western

This chapter explores the unusual career of the Italian soprano Emma Carelli: a “superdiva” who in 1912 became Italy’s first female impresario of a major opera house, the Teatro Costanzi in Rome. ... More


Schoenberg Performance in America

Sabine Feisst

in Schoenberg’s New World: The American Years

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195372380
eISBN:
9780199896967
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195372380.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, American, History, Western

Chapter 4 challenges the story that Schoenberg’s music was rarely performed during his American years. After briefly exploring the differences between Western European and American musical ... More


Oistrakh and the Impresario: Soviet Concert Tours and Systemic Integration

Kiril Tomoff

in Virtuosi Abroad: Soviet Music and Imperial Competition during the Early Cold War, 1945-1958

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801453120
eISBN:
9781501701825
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801453120.003.0006
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This chapter examines the Soviet encounter with the cultural facilitator of the mid-century Western cultural production system: the impresario. Soon after their artists began touring the West, Soviet ... More


Behind the Scenes: A Committee and the Law, 1880s–1900s

Adam Mestyan

in Arab Patriotism: The Ideology and Culture of Power in Late Ottoman Egypt

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691172644
eISBN:
9781400885312
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691172644.003.0008
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter discusses the legal background of theaters in late Ottoman Egypt, starting with a microhistory of the Comité des Théâtres. Its administrative history highlights the process by which ... More


The Storms of ′72

Tom Eamon

in The Making of a Southern Democracy: North Carolina Politics from Kerr Scott to Pat McCrory

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781469606972
eISBN:
9781469612478
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9781469606989_eamon.11
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter describes how Senator B. Everett Jordan wanted another term. Jordan and his more senior colleague, Sam J. Ervin Jr., had served together for fourteen years, each initially by appointment ... More


A Sociable Moment: Opera and Festive Culture in Baroque Siena

Colleen Reardon

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780190496302
eISBN:
9780190496326
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190496302.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Opera, History, Western

This is the first book to trace the rise of opera in Siena and its patronage, production, and performance during the seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries. It seeks to amend the view that ... More


The Final Decade II: A Career Completed

Donald Burrows

in Handel

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199737369
eISBN:
9780190268152
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199737369.003.0015
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter discusses the final years of George Frideric Handel, when he finally succumbed to blindness. It examines various ‘new’ material inserted into his oratorio in the seasons between 1753 and ... More


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