Inventing the Business of Opera: The Impresario and His World in Seventeenth-Century Venice (A.M.S. Studies in Music) by Beth L. Glixon
English | Dec 1, 2005 | ISBN: 0195154169 | 424 Pages | PDF | 24 MB
In mid-seventeenth-century Venice, opera first emerged from courts and private drawing rooms to become a form of public entertainment. Early commercial operas were elaborate spectacles, featuring ornate costumes and set design along with dancing and music. As ambitious works of theater, these productions required not only significant financial backing, but also strong managers to oversee several months of rehearsals and performances.