Ifigenia in Aulide

Description:

This is a ca. 1762 copy of the libretto of "Ifigenia in Aulide," by Vittorio Amedeo Cigna-Santi, the principal librettist at the Teatro Regio in Turin.

Cigna-Santi's libretto is an adaptation of Euripide's story of Ifigenia, the daughter of the king of Argos, Agamemnon. The goddess Diana decreed that Ifigenia had to be sacrificed in order to guarantee fair winds for the king's fleet on their journey to Troy. Achilles, rushed to save Ifigenia, his wedding bride, but Diana, moved by Ifigenia's obedience, spared her life before the priest killed her.

Ferdinando Giuseppe Bertoni set this libretto to music for the 1762 carnival season in Turin. According to scholar George Hollis, the surviving arias of Ifigenia in Aulide are technically demanding and contain florid and lengthy passages in the tradition of opera seria.

The library's copy of "Ifigenia in Aulide"is bound with the following librettos: "Catone in Utica," by Pietro Metastasio; "Sofonisba" by Mattia Verazi; "Arianne e Teseo" by Pietro Pariati; and "Le piacevoli poesie" by Gasparo Gozzi.

Creator(s): Cigna-Santi, Vittorio Amedeo.
Creation Date: [1762]  
Partner(s):
UNT Music Library
Collection(s):
Virtual Music Rare Book Room
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Creator (Librettist):
Cigna-Santi, Vittorio Amedeo.

"La poesía è del Sig. Vittorio Amedeo Cigna Torinese, fra gli Arcadi Ginestrio Argeatide"--P. VI.

Publisher Info:
Publisher Name: Gaspare Bayno
Publisher Info: "Presso Gaspare Bayno, stampatore, e Libraio della Società de' Signori Cavalieri"--T.p.
Place of Publication: Turin, Italy
Date(s):
  • Creation: [1762]
Description:

This is a ca. 1762 copy of the libretto of "Ifigenia in Aulide," by Vittorio Amedeo Cigna-Santi, the principal librettist at the Teatro Regio in Turin.

Cigna-Santi's libretto is an adaptation of Euripide's story of Ifigenia, the daughter of the king of Argos, Agamemnon. The goddess Diana decreed that Ifigenia had to be sacrificed in order to guarantee fair winds for the king's fleet on their journey to Troy. Achilles, rushed to save Ifigenia, his wedding bride, but Diana, moved by Ifigenia's obedience, spared her life before the priest killed her.

Ferdinando Giuseppe Bertoni set this libretto to music for the 1762 carnival season in Turin. According to scholar George Hollis, the surviving arias of Ifigenia in Aulide are technically demanding and contain florid and lengthy passages in the tradition of opera seria.

The library's copy of "Ifigenia in Aulide"is bound with the following librettos: "Catone in Utica," by Pietro Metastasio; "Sofonisba" by Mattia Verazi; "Arianne e Teseo" by Pietro Pariati; and "Le piacevoli poesie" by Gasparo Gozzi.

Note:

Full title as appears in the t.p.: "Ifigenia in Aulide, dramma per musica da rappresentarsi nel regio teatro di Torino nel carnevale del 1762. Alla presenza di S.S.R.M."

Physical Description:

viii, 63 p. ; 17 cm.

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Contributor(s):
  • Composer : Bertoni, Ferdinando, 1725-1813. "La musica è del Sig. Ferdinando Bertoni, maestro di cappella dell'insigne Conservatorio de' Mendicanti di Venezia"--P. VI.
Partner:
UNT Music Library
Collection:
Virtual Music Rare Book Room
Identifier:
  • OCLC: 22167905 |
  • UNTCAT: b1032974 |
  • CALL-NO: ML50.2.I45 B4 1762
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metadc39295
Resource Type: Book
Format: Text