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Carnival

in Grove Music Online

Volume Grove Music Online - The New Grove Dictionary of Opera, issue Published in print December 1992 |
Published online January 2001 | e-ISBN: 9781561592630

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The carnival season – the period between Christmas and Lent – was traditionally the principal and most fashionable season for opera, both in Italy and in other parts of Catholic Europe. The term first appears in an operatic context on the title-pages of the librettos for Agazzari’s Eumelio (1606) and Monteverdi’s Orfeo (1607). Carnival seasons generally began on 26 December and ended on the following Shrove Tuesday (in February or early March); in many opera

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