Songs in the new opera call'd Arsinoe, queen of Cyprus

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Thomas Clayton’s first opera, Arsinoe, Queen of Cyprus, premiered at Drury Lane in London on 16 January 1705. The opera initially enjoyed success, but two years later, Clayton’s second opera was not well-received. Part of Arsinoe’s popularity may have been due to Catherine Tofts' portrayal of the title character; Toft would later become a star of the English stage.

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score (1 p.l., 49 p.) 35 cm. x 22 cm.

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Clayton, Thomas, 1673-1725 1705.

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  • Main Title: Songs in the new opera call'd Arsinoe, queen of Cyprus
  • Uniform Title: Arsinoe, Queen of Cyprus

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Thomas Clayton’s first opera, Arsinoe, Queen of Cyprus, premiered at Drury Lane in London on 16 January 1705. The opera initially enjoyed success, but two years later, Clayton’s second opera was not well-received. Part of Arsinoe’s popularity may have been due to Catherine Tofts' portrayal of the title character; Toft would later become a star of the English stage.

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score (1 p.l., 49 p.) 35 cm. x 22 cm.

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Virtual Music Rare Book Room

The Virtual Music Rare Book Room is composed primarily of digitized materials held in the UNT Music Library's Edna Mae Sandborn Music Rare Book Room. The collection is particularly strong in eighteenth-century French opera, due in large part to the influence of musicologist Lloyd Hibberd on the development of the collection.

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  • 1705

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  • Oct. 30, 2008, 12:03 a.m.

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  • June 14, 2011, 2:32 p.m.

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Clayton, Thomas, 1673-1725. Songs in the new opera call'd Arsinoe, queen of Cyprus, score, 1705; [London]. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc3/: accessed November 20, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Music Library.