Inventing the business of opera : the impresario and his world in seventeenth-century Venice / Beth L. Glixon, Jonathan E. Glixon.

Marco Faustini was among the most active and successful professionals in 17th-century Venetian opera. Through examination of Marco Faustini's documents, Beth and Jonathan Glixon provide a comprehensive view of opera production in mid-17th century Venice.

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Glixon, Beth Lise, 1952-
Other Authors: Glixon, Jonathan E.
Format: Electronic
Published: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2006.
Series:AMS studies in music.
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Table of Contents:
  • The business of opera. Introduction to the business of opera in seventeenth-century Venice : people and finances ; The boxes : a major source of income ; Marco Faustini and his companies ; Case studies : companies and opera production at four Venetian theaters
  • The musical production. The libretto ; The composition and the production of the opera score ; Singers ; Dancers, extras, and the orchestra
  • The physical production. Scenery and machines ; Costumes
  • Consumers and patrons. The audience and the question of patronage.