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Inventing the business of opera : the impresario and his world in seventeenth-century Venice

Author: Beth Lise Glixon; Jonathan E Glixon
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2006.
Series: AMS studies in music.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Inventing the Business of Opera explores public opera in its infancy, from 1637 to 1677, when theater owners and impresarios established Venice as the operatic capital of Europe. Drawing on extensive new documentation, the book studies all of the components necessary to opera production, from the financial backing and the issue of patronage to the commissioning and creation of the libretto and the score; the
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Beth Lise Glixon; Jonathan E Glixon
ISBN: 0195154169 9780195154160
OCLC Number: 61228604
Description: xxvi, 398 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: The business of opera. Introduction to the business of opera in seventeenth-century Venice : people and finances ; The boxes : a major source of income ; Marco Faustini and his companies ; Case studies : companies and opera production at four Venetian theaters --
The musical production. The libretto ; The composition and the production of the opera score ; Singers ; Dancers, extras, and the orchestra --
The physical production. Scenery and machines ; Costumes --
Consumers and patrons. The audience and the question of patronage.
Series Title: AMS studies in music.
Responsibility: Beth L. Glixon, Jonathan E. Glixon.
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Marco Faustini was among the most successful professionals in seventeenth-century Venetian opera. Presenting an examination of Faustini's documents, this book provides a comprehensive view of opera  Read more...

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