Text, Context, Performance

Mauro Calcagno

in From Madrigal to Opera

Published by University of California Press

Published in print April 2012 | ISBN: 9780520267688
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520951525 | DOI:
Text, Context, Performance

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Chapter 1 deals with the relationships between text, context, and performance in Monteverdi's Orfeo. The author discusses the issue of performance both in its meaning for the Italian courts of the early seventeenth century and in its meaning today as a philosophical concept, as well as in its concrete implications for stage directors producing Orfeo today.

Keywords: Mantua; Venice; performance; nobility; opera

Chapter.  7798 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Musicology and Music History

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