By Alfred Loewenberg
The 1st test at a Dictionary of Operas was once made by way of Leone Allacci, a discovered Greek from the island of Chios, who grew to become Librarian of the Vatican Library and released "Drammaturgia", a listing of all operas played as much as that date, in 1666. on the grounds that then a couple of catalogues, dictionaries, and histories of Opera were released in quite a few languages, however the current huge paintings of Dr. Alfred Loewenberg is the 1st, so far as i do know, to rearrange the fabric yr through yr in chronological, instead of alphabetical irder. It starts off with the 1st of all operas, "La Dafne" composed by means of Jacopo Peri and produced at Florence in 1597, and ends with these produced in 1940. .... for each Opera named we're given the names of librettist and composer, in addition to the identify of the theater and town within which the 1st creation came about; yet along with those naked evidence we're frequently provided with an unlimited volume of subsidiary details, in particular as regards the resource of the plot, next revivals in different towns and translations into quite a few languages.
***Excerpt from creation through Edward J. Dent, October 1942***
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Extra info for Annals of Opera, 1597-1940
Cremata) and 1671; Modena 1675; Perugia 1678; Pistoia 1697. The prologue was published by E. Wellesz in 1913 (Vol. I of Studien zur Musikwissenschaft). Le Nozze di PeIeo e di Theti CAPRQLI: 14 April. Paris, Petit Bourbon Text by F. Buri. Prologue and 3 acts. After Rossi's Orfeo (see 1647), this was the second ltalian opera commissioned and written expressly for Paris. Libretto printed in 1654- Of the music only the airs de ballet are extant (whether they were composed by Caproli, or rather by some French composer, is an open question).
F, who was a poet and a musician as weU as a producer and manager and inventor of theatrical machines. ani's mllsic was used as the Florence libretto mentions hirn ("Con la musica de! Sig. ani, raro ingegno de! nostro secolo"). B. D. Carnival 1674; Ferrara [22 October] 1674; Modena 1675; Reggio 1676; Lueea September 1676 (not 1696); Venice, S. Moise Carnival 1682; revived Bologna, T. Malvczzi Carnival 1696 and Florence, T. ) 1697. The music of Girello has becn preserved in two anonymous scores at Naples and Modena respect- ANNALS OF OPERA ively.
Revived Rome, Tord. [12 February] 1672 (with a prologue by A. Stradella); Lucca September 1676. " 1667 La Prosperita diBlio Seiano and La Caduta di BUo Seiano SARTORIO: ANNALS OF OPERA CESTI: Le Disorazie d'AlIlore ö 1669-70 CAVALLI: Il Coriolano Caruil'al. Vienna ?? Piacenza Text by F. Sbarra (dral1ll1la giocosomorale). Prologue and 3 acts. After Il Pomo d'Oro this was Cesti's second opera produced at Vienna in that Carnival. The prologue was composed by the Emperor Leopold 1 hirnself. The libretto was reprinted at Rome bter in the same year (dedication dated 14 December 1667), but (in spite of Ademollo's contrary statement) obviollsly rather for the book-shclf than for purposes of production.