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Verazi, Mattia (1730 - 1794), librettist

Marita P. McClymonds

in Grove Music Online

Volume Grove Music Online, issue Published in print January 2001 |
Published online January 2001 | e-ISBN: 9781561592630

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(b ?Rome, c1730; d Munich, 20 Nov 1794). Italian librettist. Librettos refer to him as ‘Romano’. Niccolò Jommelli composed the music for his first known opera libretto, Ifigenia in Aulide, for Rome in 1751. The work initiated a lifelong friendship and a series of collaborative efforts spanning 20 years. In Ifigenia Verazi already showed innovatory tendencies that challenged the conventions of Italian opera seria: Iphigenia’s main

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