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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


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


AN HONORABLE AND NECESSARY WORK: Music at the Scuole Piccole in the Seventeenth Century

Jonathan E. Glixon

in Honoring God and the City: Music at the Venetian Confraternities, 1260-1807

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195134896
eISBN:
9780199868049
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195134896.003.0009
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter treats musical activities at the scuole piccole in the 17th century. Their patronal feasts remained important occasions for music, but other events also become significant. The Scuola ... More


Didone and the Voice of Chastity

Wendy Heller

in Emblems of Eloquence: Opera and Women's Voices in Seventeenth-Century Venice

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520209336
eISBN:
9780520919341
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520209336.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter describes Dido, queen of Carthage, in Francesco Cavalli's La Didone. It also explains the tragic despair of Hecuba and Didone's guilt. It concentrates on the relationship between ... More


Seventeenth-Century Opera and the Sound of the Commedia dell’Arte

Emily Wilbourne

in Seventeenth-Century Opera and the Sound of the Commedia Dell'Arte

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226401577
eISBN:
9780226401607
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226401607.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Opera

The conclusion completes the historical through line of the previous chapters by showing how each of the musical techniques already identified as echoes of commedia dell’arte practice are evident in ... More


The Nymph Calisto and the Myth of Female Pleasure

Wendy Heller

in Emblems of Eloquence: Opera and Women's Voices in Seventeenth-Century Venice

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520209336
eISBN:
9780520919341
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520209336.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter explains the mythical realm of Arcadia in Francesco Cavalli's La Calisto, and looks towards a libretto by Giovanni Faustini. The opera La Calisto engages with the myth of Venice in an ... More


Gender Ambiguities and Erotic Excess in the Operas of Cavalli

Susan Mcclary

in Desire and Pleasure in Seventeenth-Century Music

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780520247345
eISBN:
9780520952065
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520247345.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, Western

“Gender Ambiguities and Erotic Excess” approaches the often-bizarre gender configurations on the Venetian stage through the debates surrounding the boy-actor problem in the plays of Shakespeare. The ... More


Seventeenth-Century Opera and the Sound of the Commedia Dell'Arte

Emily Wilbourne

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226401577
eISBN:
9780226401607
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226401607.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Opera

This book considers the relationship between commedia dell’arte and early operatic forms, from the court operas of the first years of the seventeenth century, through semi-private productions in ... More


The Porous Grate: Teaching Music in Church and Parlor

Jonathan E. Glixon

in Mirrors of Heaven or Worldly Theaters?: Venetian Nunneries and Their Music

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780190259129
eISBN:
9780190259143
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190259129.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, Western

There were several reasons why the nunneries found it necessary to hire male music teachers. While in most cases new nuns learned plainchant from the older members of the choir, in certain situations ... More


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