La Geneviefa

Description:

This is a ca. 1685 copy of the three-act libretto of "La Geneviefa" by Girolamo Gigli. The work was dedicated to Prince Francesco Maria of Toscana. The Sienese composer Giuseppe Fabbrini set the libretto to music for an opera staged at the theater of the Collegio Tolomei in Siena.

Although the music of the opera is lost, the remark, "Il Sign. Giuseppe Fabrini, che ha data l'anima al verso con l'armonia della musica ..." in the preface of the libretto confirms Fabbrini's setting it to music. Concerning Fabbrini's operas, the Grove Music states that, "His operas to librettos by Gigli were all written for the college theatre which opened in 1685." The opera "La Genefieva" premiered that same year in February.

Creator(s): Gigli, Girolamo, 1660-1722.
Creation Date: 1685
Partner(s):
UNT Music Library
Collection(s):
Virtual Music Rare Book Room
Usage:
Total Uses: 72
Past 30 days: 0
Yesterday: 0
Creator (Librettist):
Publisher Info:
Publisher Name: [s.n.]
Place of Publication: Siena, Italy
Date(s):
  • Creation: 1685
Description:

This is a ca. 1685 copy of the three-act libretto of "La Geneviefa" by Girolamo Gigli. The work was dedicated to Prince Francesco Maria of Toscana. The Sienese composer Giuseppe Fabbrini set the libretto to music for an opera staged at the theater of the Collegio Tolomei in Siena.

Although the music of the opera is lost, the remark, "Il Sign. Giuseppe Fabrini, che ha data l'anima al verso con l'armonia della musica ..." in the preface of the libretto confirms Fabbrini's setting it to music. Concerning Fabbrini's operas, the Grove Music states that, "His operas to librettos by Gigli were all written for the college theatre which opened in 1685." The opera "La Genefieva" premiered that same year in February.

Note:

Full title as appears in the t.p: "La Geneviefa, drama per musica cantato nelle del Carneuale l'anno 168,."

Physical Description:

62 p. ; 14 cm.

Language(s):
Subject(s):
Contributor(s):
Partner:
UNT Music Library
Collection:
Virtual Music Rare Book Room
Identifier:
  • OCLC: 2014667 |
  • UNTCAT: b1083282 |
  • CALL-NO: ML50.2.G29 F2
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metadc25956
Resource Type: Book
Format: Image