The Operas of Monteverdi (häftad)
Häftad (Paperback / softback)
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Overture Publishing
Anne Ridler
John, Nicholas (red.)
215 x 139 x 12 mm
290 g
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The Operas of Monteverdi

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Monteverdis 1607 version of the legend of Orpheus is arguably the first masterpiece of opera. Composed for the court of Mantua, where Monteverdi was employed, it is very different from his two other surviving operas, which he wrote more than thirty years later to entertain Venetian audiences in the first public opera houses. Orfeo was long considered untranslatable, because the text is so closely tied to the music, and the Venetian librettos owe some of their brilliance to Spanish Golden Age theatre. This opera guide is an opportunity to read all three of Monteverdis stage works together, in Anne Ridlers graceful translations. Contents: Operas contained in this volume: Orfeo, Il ritorno di Ulisse in patria, Lincoronazione di Poppea; Monteverdi, Opera and History, lain Fenlon; On Translating Opera, Anne Ridler; PART ONE: Mantua; A masterpiece for a Court, John Whenham; Music Examples; Orfeo: Favola in musica by Alessandro Striggio the Younger; Orfeo: English singing version by Anne Ridler; PART TWO: Venice; Musical Theatre in Venice, Paolo Fabbri; The Spanish Contribution to the Birth of Opera, Jack Sage; Monteverdi Returns to his Homeland, Tim Carter; Musical Examples; ll ritorno dUlisse in patria: Dramma in musica by Giacomo Badoaro; The Return of Ulysses: English singing version by Anne Ridler; Public Vice, Private Virtue, lain Fenlon and Peter Miller; Musical Examples; Lincoronazione di Poppea: Opera musicale by Giovanni Francesco Busenello; The Coronation of Poppea: English singing version by Anne Ridler
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Claudio Giovanni Antonio Monteverdi (15671643) was an Italian composer, gambist and singer. His work, often regarded as revolutionary, marked the transition from the Renaissance style of music to that of the Baroque period.


List of Illustrations Monteverdi, Opera and History by Iain Fenlon On Translating Opera by Anne Ridler Part One: Mantua A Masterpiece for a Court by John Whenham Music Examples 'Orfeo': Favola in musica by Alessandro Striggio the Younger Orfeo: English singing version by Anne Ridler Part Two: Venice Musical Theatre in Venice by Paolo Fabbri The Spanish Contribution to the Birth of Opera by Jack Sage Monteverdi Returns to his Homeland by Tim Carter Musical Examples 'Il ritorno di Ulisse in patria': Dramma in musica by Giacomo Badoaro 'The Return of Ulysses' English singing version by Anne Ridler Prologue Act One Act Two Act Three Public Vice, Private Virtue by Iain Fenlon and Peter Miller Musical Examples 'L'incoronazione di Poppea': Opera Musicale by Giovanni Francesco Busenello 'The Coronation of Poppea' English singing version by Anne Ridler Prologue Act One Act Two Act Three The Revival of Monteverdi's Operas in the Twentieth Century by Jeremy Barlow Discography by Jeremy Barlow Bibliography