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by Beth Glixon,Jonathan Glixon

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Opera in Seventeenth-Century Venice: The Creation of a Genre. Beth L. Glixon received her P. Product details. Series: AMS Studies in Music.

Opera in Seventeenth-Century Venice: The Creation of a Genre. from Rutgers University in 1985 and has been an instructor in musicology at the University of Kentucky since 1995. She has published articles in Music & Letters, Journal of Musicology, Early Music History, Early Music, and Musical Quarterly, and has presented papers at the annual meetings of the American Musicological Society and the Society of Seventeenth Century Music, of which she was one of the founding officers.

Start by marking Inventing the Business of Opera: The Impresario . Ams Studies in Music. Marco Faustini was among the most active and successful professionals in seventeenth-century Venetian opera.

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In ury 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 works of theater, these productions required not only significant financial backing, but also strong managers to oversee several months of rehearsals and performances

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Glixon, Beth; Glixon, Jonathan Inventing the Business of Opera: The Impresario . Jonathan Glixon received his P.

Glixon, Beth; Glixon, Jonathan Inventing the Business of Opera: The Impresario and His World in Seventeenth-Century Venice (. ISBN 13: 9780195154160. Inventing the Business of Opera: The Impresario and His World in Seventeenth-Century Venice (. His companies provide the most personal view of an impresario and his partners, who ranged from Venetian nobles to artisans. from Princeton in 1979, and has taught at the University of Washington and, since 1983, at the University of Kentucky, where he is currently Professor of Musicology.

Beth L. from Rutgers University in 1985 and has been an instructor in musicology at the University of Kentucky since 1995

Beth L. from Princeton in 1979, and has taught at the University of Washington and, since 1983, at the University.

Thorburn, S. (2007) Inventing the Business of Opera: The Impresario and His World in Seventeenth Century Venice, by Beth L. Glixon and Jonathan E. Glixon. In: Notes, Vol. 63, No. 3, pp. 600-601. Find it on Google Scholar. Drag and drop files here. Glixon, Jonathan E. Download PDF book format. Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. 363-381) and index. Choose file format of this book to download: pdf chm txt rtf doc. Download this format book. Inventing the business of opera : the impresario and his world in seventeenth-century Venice Beth L. Book's title: Inventing the business of opera : the impresario and his world in seventeenth-century Venice Beth L. Library of Congress Control Number: 2005021570. Personal Name: Glixon, Jonathan Emmanuel.

By Beth L. New York: Oxford University Press, 2006. Illustrations, bibliography, index. As they make clear in the preface, Beth and Jonathan Glixon have been working on this book for many years, and their work is both long awaited and well worth the wait. Inventing the Business of Opera is not intended for the casual reader; it jumps headfirst into the business of opera in its earliest commercial period. In this work, the Glixon team has made exhaustive studies of many original documents that have been hitherto unknown.

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 costumes and set design along with dancing and music. As ambitious works of theater, these productions required 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 season's end. The systems they created still survive, in part, today. 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 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 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 1660. Only two of them would survive past the 1650s. Through 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.

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