Readying Cavalli s Operas for the Stage

In the face of such burgeoning interest, this collection of essays considers the Cavalli revival from various points of view.

Author: Ellen Rosand

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351552090

Category: Music

Page: 440

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After more than three centuries of silence, the voice of Francesco Cavalli is being heard loud and clear on the operatic stages of the world. The coincidence of productions at La Scala (Milan) and Covent Garden (London) in the same month (September 2008) of two different operas signals a new stage in the recovery of these extraordinary works, confined until now to special venues committed to 'early music'-opera festivals, conservatory, and university productions. The works of the composer who is credited with having invented the genre of opera as we know it are finally enjoying a renaissance. A new edition of Cavalli's twenty-eight operas is in preparation, and the composer and his works are at the center of a great deal of new scholarship ranging from the study of sources and production issues to the cultural context of opera of this period. In the face of such burgeoning interest, this collection of essays considers the Cavalli revival from various points of view. In particular, it explores the multiple issues involved in the transformation of an operatic manuscript into a performance. Although focused on the works of Cavalli, much of this material can transfer easily to other operatic repertoires.Following an introductory part, reflecting back on four decades of Cavalli performances by some of the conductors responsible for the revival of interest in the composer, the collection is divided into four further parts: The Manuscript Scores, Giasone: Production and Interpretation, Making Librettos, and Cavalli Beyond Venice.

Readying Cavalli s Operas for the Stage

In the face of such burgeoning interest, this collection of essays considers the Cavalli revival from various points of view.

Author: Ellen Rosand

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781315089102

Category: Electronic books

Page: 412

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"After more than three centuries of silence, the voice of Francesco Cavalli is being heard loud and clear on the operatic stages of the world. The coincidence of productions at La Scala (Milan) and Covent Garden (London) in the same month (September 2008) of two different operas signals a new stage in the recovery of these extraordinary works, confined until now to special venues committed to 'early music'-opera festivals, conservatory, and university productions. The works of the composer who is credited with having invented the genre of opera as we know it are finally enjoying a renaissance. A new edition of Cavalli's twenty-eight operas is in preparation, and the composer and his works are at the center of a great deal of new scholarship ranging from the study of sources and production issues to the cultural context of opera of this period. In the face of such burgeoning interest, this collection of essays considers the Cavalli revival from various points of view. In particular, it explores the multiple issues involved in the transformation of an operatic manuscript into a performance. Although focused on the works of Cavalli, much of this material can transfer easily to other operatic repertoires.Following an introductory part, reflecting back on four decades of Cavalli performances by some of the conductors responsible for the revival of interest in the composer, the collection is divided into four further parts: The Manuscript Scores, Giasone: Production and Interpretation, Making Librettos, and Cavalli Beyond Venice."--Provided by publisher.

Studi Secenteschi

Il merito della prima diffusione nella penisola italiana della commedia d'
imitazione spagnola e dell'opera in musica ... Readying Cavalli's Operas for the
Stage ( New Haven , 30 aprile – 2 maggio 2009 ) , in corso di stampa nel volume
degli atti ...

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ISBN: 9788822260314

Category: Italian literature

Page: 444

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Opera

Hengelbrock again spared no effort in preparing a performing edition from
materials scattered in various libraries and archives , but it was ... There was
certainly no lack of variety on the stage ( though we waited in vain for the
appearance of an elephant with 20 people mounted ... Monteverdi and Handel ,
Legrenzi seems to be built of lighter stuff than his contemporaneous colleagues
Cesti and Cavalli .

Author: George Henry Hubert Lascelles Earl of Harewood

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The Musical Antiquary

But on February 7 , 1662 , Ercole amante , set to music by Cavalli , the words by
Buti , was given at the new theatre , at last finished . For two years Cavalli had
worked at the composition of this opera , which in many respects is the grandest
and most complete of his operas . ... so much and being done by him ; all the
same French talent and taste being so different , all are not ready to praise it
entirely .

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Includes music.

Records and Recording

The careers of these two men span Cavalli's death in 1676 the tradition which he
had from the old Monteverdi was being ... Seventeenth posers have caused a lot
of trouble by their ref tical way of preparing their operas for the stage staves ...

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Who s who in Opera

Operatic training as stage manager at Royal Opera , Covent Garden , London
1963-65 . ... et des Lettres ; Hon Dr , Univ of York , Univ of Reading , Univ of
Liverpool ; Hamburg Shakespeare Prize ; two Broadway Tony Awds ; two London
Theatre Critic Awds , etc. ... Operas staged with these companies incl CAVALLI :
Calisto " ; MONTEVERDI : Ritorno d'Ulisse + ; MOZART : Nozze di Figaro * ,
Zauberflöte ...

Author: Maria F. Rich

Publisher: New York : New York Times Company: Arno Press

ISBN:

Category: Music

Page: 684

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An international biographical directory of singers, conductors, directors, designers and administrators. Also including profiles of 101 opera companies

Dissertation Abstracts International

When the musical setting of an opera is studied within the context of such an
analysis , many compositional devices used by the ... The opera was actually
never staged , having been abruptly withdrawn from the 1667-68 Grimani theater
season . ... and dramatic action , investigated through a series of close readings
of scenes from Monteverdi and Cavalli operas- ... in higher education and
suggestions for preparing secondary school music teachers in Taiwan , the
Republic of China .

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Central Opera Service Bulletin

Opera , Dayton 1988 - 89 Peter Pan Youngstown State University , Speech ,
Communication & Theatre Dept . ... Spoleto Festival U . S . A . ) ; at Forum Theatre
Berks Grand Opera , A . Jurkiewicz , Art . Dir . , Reading 3 / 31 / 89 La Bohème ; 4
/ 2 in Allentown ... 88 3 / 3 / 89 Scenes 2 / 5 / 89 Cavalli ' s L ' Ormindo 4 / 14 , 15 /
89 L ' Enfant et les sortilèges & Gianni Schicchi The Independent Eye , C . Bishop
 ...

Author: Central Opera Service (New York, N.Y.)

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George Birnbaum s Classical CD Scout

Over the past quarter - century Cavalli's operas , originally written for public
theatres in Venice , have taken their place next to Monteverdi's works as the
richest and most stageworthy of early operas . ... As I was preparing this article ,
New York City Opera revealed the details of its 19971998 season , and for the
first time in many years it seems possible that City Opera may provide an
innovative and more ...

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Theatre Opera and Performance in Italy from the Fifteenth Century to the Present

In this case leggere suggests reading from a written text , whereas recitare , in the
previous example , might refer to ... or con arme e cavalli , or con versi , or con
ragionamenti d ' amore e con tutti que ' modi che hanno detti questi signori , tener
 ...

Author: Brian Richardson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 312

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The nineteen essays in this volume cover a wide chronological span from the 1470s to the 1990s. Their breadth of subject matter appropriately reflects the diversity of Dick Andrews's own research interests, including as they do considerations of the interactions between author/performer and public, between text and performance, and, more broadly still, between the written and the oral. Common to the essays, too, is an interest in crossing traditional disciplinary boundaries such as music and literature, architecture and theatre.

The Opera Handbook

But opera stands or falls by its power to stir the emotions at crucial moments , and
Cavalli , judged by a 20th - century ear , may ... duets between Erisbe and her
maid ( Scene 5 ) , and between Amida and Sicle as they reveal their renewed
feelings to one another . ... ORMINDO Three acts Libretto : Giovanni Faustini First
performance : Venice 1644 Further reading : Jane Glover - Cavalli ( London 1978
) .

Author: John Lazarus

Publisher: G K Hall

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Category: Music

Page: 242

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This book examines 200 of the most regularly performed operas. Brief composer biographies are followed by opera entries, which include plot summaries, performance histories, notes on the derivation of the theme, suggestions for further reading, and selected discographies.


The Spectator

ARTS Chase in Arcady JOHN HIGGINS Peter Hall as an opera to ravish the mind
and the senses . ... There , wiggery - jiggery that sprout in certain Eng on stage ,
are the two sides of Diana , the lish country houses like the cow parsley in ...
Leppard and Peter Hall cast quite sure of anyone else in shape , voice or ing
their joint magic over Cavalli ' s La Calisto gender . ... by Faber the huntress ,
Linfea the reluctant virgin is and essential reading before going to the
approached by a baby ...

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Studia Anglistica Upsaliensia

Already a reading of Prunières ' discussion in L ' Opéra italien en France and of
the more recent work of Patrick J . Smith on the history ... The tremendous
success of the opera productions on the public stage in Venice , which had their
beginning with the opening of the Teatro ... The dominating composer was
Francesco Cavalli whose best known opera , Giasone , first presented in Venice
in 1649 , was ...

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Performance Practice Music after 1600

Casual reading of opera librettos that enumerate the instruments used in
performance has led to occasional confusion between stage props and
performing instruments . The trumpets of Cavalli operas were played by heralds
on stage , 12 just ...

Author: Howard Mayer Brown

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The Stage Year Book

Recital At St. Cecilia's Hall , Edith Evans gave a poetry reading .
GLYNDEBOURNE ( May 23 — August 4 ) Opera Eugene Onegin ( Tchaikovsky )
, L'Ormindo ( Cavalli ) , Die Entführung aus dem Serail ( Mozart ) , Anna Bolena (
Donizetti ) .

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News on the Rialto

In Chapter 2 , female representation in public Heller concentrates on the writings
opera from its very beginnings to of ... and their voices on the where gender
boundaries are often ment “ from one kind of society to operatic stage that is at
the heart of ... Opera and her book , Heller examines five op- dacious reading of
the opera : “ The Women's Voices . eras in order to ... other scholars who tions :
La Didone ( Busenello / Cavalli ; ence is nothing less than Didone have
approached opera ...

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