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Inventing the Business of OperaThe Impresario and His World in Seventeenth-Century Venice$
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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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CASE STUDIES: COMPANIES AND OPERA PRODUCTION AT FOUR VENETIAN THEATERS

CASE STUDIES: COMPANIES AND OPERA PRODUCTION AT FOUR VENETIAN THEATERS

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(p.66) CHAPTER FOUR CASE STUDIES: COMPANIES AND OPERA PRODUCTION AT FOUR VENETIAN THEATERS
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Inventing the Business of Opera
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Beth L. Glixon

Jonathan E. Glixon

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195154160.003.0004

This chapter comprises case studies of four different 17th-century theaters that present a variety of impresarial models. Despite being the first public opera theater, S. Cassiano had difficulty maintaining a stable opera company, and had a number of different impresarios during the first two decades of mounting opera. The Novissimo was a newly built theater dedicated to opera, built on the grounds of a monastery. Although it attracted operatic stars and enthusiastic audiences, it too suffered continual financial difficulties. S. Aponal was owned by cittadini rather than patricians, and provided an inexpensive, if small, venue for opera. S. Luca, which began to present opera only after Marco Faustini left S. Cassiano, managed to present high quality opera within a short time, after a rather shaky start.

Keywords:   Teatro Novissimo, Teatro S. Aponal, Teatro S. Cassiano, opera, Venice, Teatro Teatro S. Luca, Venetian patricians, impresarios, cittadini, Faustini

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