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Agazzari, Agostino (opera)

Margaret Murata.

in Oxford Music Online

December 1992; p ublished online January 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Opera; High Renaissance Music (1500-1600). 468 words.

(b ?1579–81; d Siena, Dec 1641–Jan 1642). Italian composer. Having lived in Siena from before 1596, he and his father were made nobles by the Grand Duke of Tuscany in 1601. Some time...

Benigni, Domenico

Margaret Murata.

in Oxford Music Online

December 1992; p ublished online January 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Opera; High Renaissance Music (1500-1600); Baroque Music. 150 words.

(b Cupramontana, Jan 11, 1596; d Rome, Oct 16, 1653). Italian librettist. After studying at the Collegio Romano he was active in Roman literary circles from the 1620s. He was secretary...

Cigoli

Marinella Pigozzi.

in Oxford Music Online

December 1992; p ublished online January 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Opera; High Renaissance Music (1500-1600). 488 words.

[Cardi, Ludovico]

(b Castelvecchio di Cigoli, nr Pisa, Sept 21, 1559; d Rome, June 8, 1613). Italian scene designer and deviser of displays. A pupil of B. Morellone in Empoli,...

Costa, Giovanni Maria

Colin Timms.

in Oxford Music Online

December 1992; p ublished online January 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Opera; High Renaissance Music (1500-1600). 176 words.

(b Genoa, ?1581; d after in or 1656). Italian composer . He spent his working life at Genoa, where he appears to have been organist of the cathedral in the late 16th century and at...

Dafne

Barbara Russano Hanning.

in Oxford Music Online

P ublished online January 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Opera; Musical Scores, Lyrics, and Libretti; High Renaissance Music (1500-1600). 747 words.

[Daphne]

Opera in a prologue and six scenes by Jacopo Peri, with assistance from Jacopo Corsi, to a libretto by Ottavio Rinuccini after Ovid’s Metamorphoses (book 1);...

Lope de Vega (Carpio), Félix

Jack Sage.

in Oxford Music Online

December 1992; p ublished online January 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Opera; High Renaissance Music (1500-1600). 226 words.

(b Madrid, Nov 25, 1562; d Madrid, Aug 27, 1635). Spanish dramatist, virtual founder of the Spanish theatre and the first Spanish opera librettist. His Selva sin amor, La , performed...

Mazzocchi, Domenico (opera)

Margaret Murata.

in Oxford Music Online

December 1992; p ublished online January 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Opera; High Renaissance Music (1500-1600). 526 words.

(b Civita Castellana, bap. Nov 8, 1592; d Rome, Jan 21, 1665). Italian composer. He became a Roman citizen in 1614 and by 1619 was both priest and Doctor of Laws; he entered the...

Parigi, Giulio

Marinella Pigozzi.

in Oxford Music Online

December 1992; p ublished online January 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Opera; High Renaissance Music (1500-1600). 404 words.

(b Florence, April 6, 1571; d Florence, July 13, 1635). Italian architect, engineer and scene designer. After initial training from his father, the architect Alfonso Parigi (the...