Buona figliuola : opera comica

Description:

Goldoni turned to Samuel Richardson’s novel Pamela, or Virtue Rewarded (1740) as the inspiration for his La buona figliuola. In 1750, he wrote the play Pamela nubile and then turned it into a libretto for Duni. Although Duni’s La buona figliuola (1756) was a failure, Piccinni’s setting in 1760 was a huge success. The hilarious comedy coupled with Piccinni’s sentimental treatment of Cecchina contributed to the popularity of the opera, which still receives performances to this day. Typical of opera buffe, La buona figliuola features chain-like finales that propel the plot and characters to the end of the act (at that time, sectional finales were new to Rome). Other features of his music that receive praise are the beautiful, Italianate melodies, energetic accompaniments, and the variety of musical treatment throughout the opera.

Creator(s):
Creation Date: 1767  
Partner(s):
UNT Music Library
Collection(s):
Virtual Music Rare Book Room
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Publisher Info:
Publisher Name: R. Bremner
Place of Publication: London
Date(s):
  • Creation: 1767
  • Digitized: January 2009
Description:

Goldoni turned to Samuel Richardson’s novel Pamela, or Virtue Rewarded (1740) as the inspiration for his La buona figliuola. In 1750, he wrote the play Pamela nubile and then turned it into a libretto for Duni. Although Duni’s La buona figliuola (1756) was a failure, Piccinni’s setting in 1760 was a huge success. The hilarious comedy coupled with Piccinni’s sentimental treatment of Cecchina contributed to the popularity of the opera, which still receives performances to this day. Typical of opera buffe, La buona figliuola features chain-like finales that propel the plot and characters to the end of the act (at that time, sectional finales were new to Rome). Other features of his music that receive praise are the beautiful, Italianate melodies, energetic accompaniments, and the variety of musical treatment throughout the opera.

Physical Description:

[2] p., 1 score (84 p.) ; 33 cm.

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Uniform Title: Buona figliuola
Added Title: Pamela
Added Title: La buona figliuola : opera comica
Partner:
UNT Music Library
Collection:
Virtual Music Rare Book Room
Identifier:
  • UNTCAT: b1369765 |
  • OCLC: 19727649 |
  • RISM: RISM A/I, P 2064
  • CALL-NO: M1500.P58 B8
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metadc32
Resource Type: Musical Score/Notation
Format: Image
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Access: Public