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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.353) APPENDIX SEVEN PAID ATTENDANCE FOR SIX SEASONS IN THE 1650S AND 1660S

(p.353) APPENDIX SEVEN PAID ATTENDANCE FOR SIX SEASONS IN THE 1650S AND 1660S

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(p.353) APPENDIX SEVEN

PAID ATTENDANCE FOR SIX SEASONS IN THE 1650S AND 1660S

APPENDIX SEVEN PAID ATTENDANCE FOR SIX SEASONS

The graphs that follow summarize paid attendance data for the 1651/52, 1654/55, and 1655/56 seasons at S. Aponal, the 1657/58 and 1658/59 seasons at S. Cassiano, and the 1668/69 season at S. Luca, all those for the period under consideration in this book for which such figures are extant. For the seasons at S. Aponal and S. Cassiano, when Marco Faustini was impresario, the documents preserve two sets of figures: the total number of bollettini sold for each performance and the number of scagni rented for the night. Since it appears that all spectators in the parterre were required to rent scagni, and all spectators in the boxes were also required to purchase bollettini, the difference between the two sets of figures provides the number of spectators in the boxes. For these two theaters we also provide

APPENDIX SEVEN PAID ATTENDANCE FOR SIX SEASONS IN THE 1650S AND 1660S

APPENDIX 7, FIGURE 1. Paid attendance for Calisto (S. Aponal, 1651/52) (Source:ASV, SGSM, b. 112, account book 1651/52)

(p.354) an estimate of their capacity, based on the evidence of the number and size of boxes and the maximum paid attendance. For the single season at S. Luca included here, the only figures that survive are for the total number of bollettini sold. As explained in chapter 11, the actual attendance at any performance would have been somewhat larger than the paid attendance, as some people, including the owners of the theater and some of those associated with the production company, were admitted free of charge.

APPENDIX SEVEN PAID ATTENDANCE FOR SIX SEASONS IN THE 1650S AND 1660S

APPENDIX 7, FIGURE 2. Paid attendance for Eritrea (S. Aponal, 1651/52) (Source: ASV, SGSM, b. 112, account book 1651/52)

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APPENDIX SEVEN PAID ATTENDANCE FOR SIX SEASONS IN THE 1650S AND 1660S

APPENDIX 7, FIGURE 3. Paid attendance for Eupatra (S. Aponal, 1654/55) (Source: ASV, SGSM, b. 113, account book 1654/55)

APPENDIX SEVEN PAID ATTENDANCE FOR SIX SEASONS IN THE 1650S AND 1660S

APPENDIX 7, FIGURE 4. Paid attendance for Erismena (S. Aponal, 1655/56) (Source:ASV, SGSM, b. 113, account book 1654/55)

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APPENDIX SEVEN PAID ATTENDANCE FOR SIX SEASONS IN THE 1650S AND 1660S

APPENDIX 7, FIGURE 5. Paid attendance for L'incostanza trionfante (S. Cassiano, 1657/58) (Source: ASV, SGSM, b. 112, account book 1657/58)

APPENDIX SEVEN PAID ATTENDANCE FOR SIX SEASONS IN THE 1650S AND 1660S

APPENDIX 7, FIGURE 6. Paid attendance for Antioco (S. Cassiano, 1658/59) (Source: ASV, SGSM, b. 194, account book 1658/59)

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APPENDIX SEVEN PAID ATTENDANCE FOR SIX SEASONS IN THE 1650S AND 1660S

APPENDIX 7, FIGURE 7. Paid attendance for Argia (S. Luca, 1668/69) (Source:Vcg, Archivio Vendramin; see Rosand, Opera, 197)

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