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The Resource Seventeenth-century opera and the sound of the commedia dell'arte, Emily Wilbourne

Seventeenth-century opera and the sound of the commedia dell'arte, Emily Wilbourne

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Seventeenth-century opera and the sound of the commedia dell'arte
Title
Seventeenth-century opera and the sound of the commedia dell'arte
Statement of responsibility
Emily Wilbourne
Title variation
  • 17th century opera and the sound of the commedia dell'arte
  • XVII century opera and the sound of the commedia dell'arte
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
In this book, Emily Wilbourne boldly traces the roots of early opera back to the sounds of the commedia dell'arte. Along the way, she forges a new history of Italian opera, from the court pieces of the early seventeenth century to the public stages of Venice more than fifty years later. Wilbourne considers a series of case studies structured around the most important and widely explored operas of the period: Monteverdi's lost L'Arianna, as well as his Il Ritorno d'Ulisse and L'incoronazione di Poppea; Mazzochi and Marazzoli's L'Egisto, ovvero Chi soffre speri; and Cavalli's L'Ormindo and L'Artemisia. As she demonstrates, the sound-in-performance aspect of commedia dell'arte theater specifically, the use of dialect and verbal play produced an audience that was accustomed to listening to sonic content rather than simply the literal meaning of spoken words. This, Wilbourne suggests, shaped the musical vocabularies of early opera and facilitated a musicalization of Italian theater. Highlighting productive ties between the two worlds, from the audiences and venues to the actors and singers, this work brilliantly shows how the sound of commedia performance ultimately underwrote the success of opera as a genre
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Wilbourne, Emily,
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • music
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Opera
  • Commedia dell'arte
  • Commedia dell'arte
  • Characters and characteristics in music
  • HISTORY
  • MUSIC
  • MUSIC
  • Commedia dell'arte
  • Oper
  • Rezeption
  • Italien
Label
Seventeenth-century opera and the sound of the commedia dell'arte, Emily Wilbourne
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 209-224) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • notated music
Content type code
  • txt
  • ntm
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Introduction. The tragedies and comedies recited by the Zanni -- The commedia dell'arte as theater -- "Ma meglio di tutti Arianna comediante" -- The serious elements of early comic opera -- Penelope and Poppea as stock figures of the commedia dell'arte -- Conclusion. Seventeenth-century opera and the sound of the commedia dell'arte
Control code
944087620
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
229 pages
Isbn
9780226401577
Lccn
2016033174
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, music
System control number
(OCoLC)944087620
Label
Seventeenth-century opera and the sound of the commedia dell'arte, Emily Wilbourne
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 209-224) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • notated music
Content type code
  • txt
  • ntm
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Introduction. The tragedies and comedies recited by the Zanni -- The commedia dell'arte as theater -- "Ma meglio di tutti Arianna comediante" -- The serious elements of early comic opera -- Penelope and Poppea as stock figures of the commedia dell'arte -- Conclusion. Seventeenth-century opera and the sound of the commedia dell'arte
Control code
944087620
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
229 pages
Isbn
9780226401577
Lccn
2016033174
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, music
System control number
(OCoLC)944087620

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