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

Author: Beth Lise Glixon; Jonathan Emmanuel Glixon; Oxford University Press.
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford Scholarship Online, 2008.
Series: AMS studies in music.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Beth Lise Glixon; Jonathan Emmanuel Glixon; Oxford University Press.
ISBN: 0195154169 9780195154160
OCLC Number: 613505083
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: pt. I. The business of opera --
1. Introduction to the business of opera in seventeenth-century Venice : people and finances --
2. The boxes : a major source of income --
3. Marco Faustini and his companies --
4. Case studies : companies and opera production at four Venetian theaters --
pt. II. The musical production --
5. The libretto --
6. The composition and the production of the opera score --
7. Singers --
8. Dancers, extras, and the orchestra --
pt. III. The physical production --
9. Scenery and machines --
10. Costumes --
pt. IV. Consumers and patrons --
11. The audience and the question of patronage --
App. 1. A brief chronicle of opera productions in Venice from 1651 to 1668 --
App. 2. A note on the Venetian social class system and Venetian geography --
App. 3. Documents. App. 4. The impresario's year : a calendar of Marco Faustini's impresarial activities for 1651/52 and 1654/55 --
App. 5. Production expenses for three seasons in the 1650s --
App. 6. Venetian opera orchestras of the 1650s and 1660s --
App. 7. Paid attendance for six seasons in the 1650s and 1660s.
Series Title: AMS studies in music.
Responsibility: Glixon, Jonathan, Glixon, Beth.

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