Inventing the business of opera : the impresario and his world in seventeenth-century Venice
"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 recruitment and employment of singers, dancers, and instrumentalists; the production of the scenery and the costumes; and the nature of the audience
Print Book, English, 2006
Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2006
xxvi, 398 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
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