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

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  • Inventing the business of opera
  • AMS studies in music
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Published
  • Oxford : Oxford University Press 2006
Physical description
1 online resource (425 p.)
ISBN
  • 0-19-534297-6
  • 9786610965700
  • 0-19-534836-2
  • 1-280-96570-3
  • 1-4294-6184-5
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  • Description based upon print version of record.
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • Other format: Also available in printed form.
  • Reproduction available: Electronic reproduction. Dawson Books. Mode of access: World Wide Web.
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web.
  • English
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  • Specialized.
Contents
  • Contents; A Note on the Transcriptions; A Note on the Venetian Monetary System; Abbreviations; PART 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; PART 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; PART III: THE PHYSICAL PRODUCTION; 9. Scenery and Machines
  • 10. CostumesPART IV: CONSUMERS AND PATRONS; 11. The Audience and the Question of Patronage; Appendices; 1. A Brief Chronicle of Opera Productions in Venice from 1651 to 1668; 2. A Note on the Venetian Social Class System and Venetian Geography; 3. Documents; 4. The Impresario's Year: A Calendar of Marco Faustini's Impresarial Activities for 1651/52 and 1654/55; 5. Production Expenses for Three Seasons in the 1650s; 6. Venetian Opera Orchestras of the 1650s and 166os; 7. Paid Attendance for Six Seasons in the 1650s and 166os; Glossary; A; B; C; D; F; G; I; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; V
  • BibliographyIndex; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; L; M; N; O; P; R; S; T; U; V; W; X; Z
Related item
  • Other format: ; ISBN: 0-19-515416-9
  • Other format: ; ISBN: 0-19-986848-4
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  • Electronic books.
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  • text
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Summary

  • Marco Faustini was among the most active and successful professionals in 17th-century Venetian opera. Through examination of Marco Faustini's documents, Beth and Jonathan Glixon provide a comprehensive view of opera production in mid-17th century Venice.

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