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Inventing the Business of OperaThe Impresario and His World in Seventeenth-Century Venice$

Jonathan Glixon and Beth Glixon

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780195154160

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2008

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195154160.001.0001

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(p.345) APPENDIX FOUR THE IMPRESARIO'S YEAR: A CALENDAR OF MARCO FAUSTINI'S IMPRESARIAL ACTIVITIES FOR 1651/52 AND 1654/55

(p.345) APPENDIX FOUR THE IMPRESARIO'S YEAR: A CALENDAR OF MARCO FAUSTINI'S IMPRESARIAL ACTIVITIES FOR 1651/52 AND 1654/55

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Inventing the Business of Opera
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(p.345) APPENDIX FOUR

THE IMPRESARIO'S YEAR: A CALENDAR OF MARCO FAUSTINI'S IMPRESARIAL ACTIVITIES FOR 1651/52 AND 1654/55

APPENDIX FOUR CALENDAR OF FAUSTINI'S IMPRESARIAL ACTIVITIES

Month

Date

1651/52

1654/55

May

1

Faustini's 1st payment to company contract with Anastasio for machinery

2

Faustini buys account book

3

Contract with Simon Guglielmi, scene painter

14

Pasinetto's 1st payment to company

15

2nd contract with Anastasio for machinery

June

1

Theater rental payment

12

Contract with Anna Renzi, singer

13

Contract with Angelica Felice Curti, singer

25

1st payment for cardboard

July

6

1 st purchase of cloth

August

4

Purchase of account book

Contracts with Margarita da Costa, singer

Contract with Simon Guglielmi, scene painter

7

1 st purchase of tacks

8

Contract with Don Giulio Cesare Donati, singer

12

1st costume expenses

18

1st payment for cardboard

Contract with Gorgoglione [Antonio Fabris], singer (did not perform)

19

Contract with fra Tomaso [Bovi], singer

Contract with G. B. Martini for dances

20

Contract with Anastasio Marangon, for machines

Contract with Paulo Morandi for liveries for extras

21

1st purchase of wood

Contract with Amato Riminuzzi, singer (did not perform)

23

1st purchase of nails

25

Contracts with Bonifacio Ceretti, singer (did not perform) and Andrea and Cristoforo Caresana, singers

31

Contract with Antonino Pio, singer

September

1

Contract with Giovanni Battista Martini, for dances

Contract with Lorenzo Ferri, singer

Contract with Angela Angelotti, singer

12

Contracts with Lugretia Marconi, Giacinto Zucchi, and Antonio Draghi, singers

14

Contract with Francesco fenestrer for “armor” and costumes

?

Contracts with Filippo and his brother [Filippo and Bortolo Melani?], Francesco Simi, Lodovico, and Giovanni Sigonfredi da Pesaro, singers

16

Contract with Caterina Giani, singer

22

Contract with “tenor di Carrara” [Francesco Guerra?], singer

24

1st payment to Renzi, singer

October

3

1st purchase of canvas

14

Contract with Pellegrino, singer

17

Contract with Nina dal Pavon, singer

Frequent cloth purchases begin

19

Embroiderers begin work

26

Contract with Savio for ballet costumes

November

9

1st embroidery payment

10

Contract with Savio for janissary costumes

14

Final payment to Anastasio for machinery

17

1st candles for work in theater

19

1st rehearsala

Purchase of “armor”

20

1st payment for candles

28

1st performance of Calisto

Embroiderers finish

1st candles for rehearsals

29

1st payment to Giani, singer

December

2

1 st payment to tailor

4

1st payment to Francesco Cavalli, composer

15

1st payment to Caresana brothers, singers

18

1 st payment to Pellegrino, singer

Final payments for scenes and machines

Final payment for wood

19

1st performance

22

1st payments to Donati, Nina, and “puttella,” singers

1st payments to Zucchi and Lodovico, singers

23

1st payment to Marconi, singer

25

1st payment to Martini, for dances

29

1st payments to Filippo and his brother [Melani?], singers

31

last performance of Calisto

January

1

Faustini and Pasinetto make final deposits of capital

3

1 st rehearsal of Eritreab

5

1st payments to Simi and Sigonfredi, singers

6

1st payment to Draghi, singer

11

Rental payment for theater

12

Final purchase of canvas

13

Final purchase of nails

17

1st performance of Eritrea

18

1st payment to Margarita da Costa, singer

20

Final payment to tailor

31

1st payment to fra Tomaso [Bovi] and “tenor di Carrara” [Guerra?], singers

February

4

Final payment to Donati

5

Final payment to tailor

Final payments to Caresana brothers, singers

Final payment to Guglielmi, for scenery

8

Final payments to Renzi, Curti, Pio, Zucchi, Draghi, Simi, singers

9

Last day of carnival; final performance

Final payment to Marconi, singer

10

Final payment to Martini for ballets

12

Final payments to Martini, for dances

Final payment to Angelotti, singer

Final payments to da Costa and puttella, singers

14

Final payments to fra Tomaso [Bovi], Giani, “tenor di Carrara” [Guerra?], Pellegrino, Lorenzo [Ferri?], singers

20

Final payment for costumes

23

Final performance of Eritrea

March

8

Final payment for cloth

June

7

Final payment to Sigonfredi, singer

August

15

Pasinetto agrees to final accounting for the season

a On this date, Faustini provided, for the first time, a boat to bring Caterina Giani to the theater.

bOn this date, for the first time after the close of Calisto, Faustini paid for a boat to bring Giani to the theater.

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