Inventing the Business of Opera: The Impresario and His


Inventing the Business of Opera: The Impresario and His World in Seventeenth Century Venice [BOOKS] ✯ Inventing the Business of Opera: The Impresario and His World in Seventeenth Century Venice By Beth L. Glixon – Buyprobolan50.co.uk In mid seventeenth century Venice opera first emerged from courts and private drawing rooms to become a form of public entertainment Early commercial operas were elaborate spectacles featuring ornate In mid seventeenth century Business of Epub Ý Venice opera first emerged from courts and private drawing rooms to become a form of public entertainment Early commercial operas were elaborate spectacles featuring ornate costumes and set design along with dancing and music As ambitious Inventing the eBook  works of theater these productions reuired not only significant financial backing but also strong managers to oversee several months of rehearsals and performances These impresarios were responsible for every facet of production from contracting the cast to balancing the books at the Business of PDF/EPUB å season's end The systems they created still survive in part todayInventing the Business of Opera explores public opera in its infancy from to when theater owners and impresarios established Venice as the operatic capital of Europe Drawing on extensive the Business of Opera: The Epub / new documentation the book studies all of the components necessary to opera production from the financial backing of various populations of Venice 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 Business of Opera: The Epub / the costumes and the nature of the audience; and finally the issue of patronage Throughout the book the problems faced by impresarios come into new focus The authors chronicle the progress of Marco Faustini the impresario most well known today who made his way from one of Venice's smallest theaters to one of the largest His companies provide the most personal view of an impresario and his partners who ranged from Venetian nobles to artisans Throughout the book Venice emerges as a city that prized novelty over economy with new repertory scenery costumes and expensive singers the rule rather than the exception The authors examine the challenges faced by four separate Venetian theaters during the seventeenth century San Cassiano the first opera theater the Novissimo the small Sant'Aponal and San Luca established in Only two of them would survive past the sThrough close examination of an extraordinary cache of documents including personal papers account books and correspondence Beth and Jonathan Glixon provide a comprehensive view of opera production in mid seventeenth century Venice For the first time in a study of opera an emphasis is placed on the physical production the scenery costumes and stage machinery that tied these opera productions to the social and economic life of the city This original and meticulously researched study will be of strong interest to all students of opera and its history.

  • Paperback
  • 416 pages
  • Inventing the Business of Opera: The Impresario and His World in Seventeenth Century Venice
  • Beth L. Glixon
  • English
  • 12 September 2016
  • 9780195342970

1 thoughts on “Inventing the Business of Opera: The Impresario and His World in Seventeenth Century Venice

  1. Dr. Andrew Higgins Dr. Andrew Higgins says:

    This is a brilliant very informatove book and anyone who works in the performing arts industry will sppreciate the real world business details this book outlines for how opera was produced paid for and funded in 1730 1760 Venice some things are very very familar i still want to know why the Nuns of Saint Alvise got 150 ducats Highly recommend

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