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

by Emily Wilbourne | 06 January 2017
Category: Classical Music
Synopsis
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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Synopsis
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.
€58.10
174 Reward Points
Currently out of stock
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Eligible for free delivery

Any purchases for more than €10 are eligible for free delivery anywhere in the UK or Ireland!


Product Details

ISBN - 9780226401577
Format -
Publisher -
Published - 06/01/2017
Categories - All, Books, Entertainment and Music, Entertainment Books, Classical Music
No. of Pages - 229
Weight - 516
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Series - - Not Available
Page Size - 24
Language - en-US
Readership Age - Not Available
Table of Contents - Not Available

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