Bohemienne, comedie en deux actes en vers, mêlée d'ariettes,

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Title Bohemienne, comedie en deux actes en vers, mêlée d'ariettes,
Subject Ballad operas
Creator Rinaldo, da Capua, approximately 1710-approximately 1780
Description Little is known about Neapolitan composer Rinaldo di Capua, although at least forty operas are attributed to him, produced in Florence, Venice, Rome, Lisbon, Turin, Paris and other cities. Music for only six of his operas survives. La Bohemienne was, perhaps, first performed at the Academie Royale de Musique in Paris in June, 1753, by a small company of Italians. It was so successful that the score was published soon after with Italian words. In 1755, two more characters were added for a performance in Italy. Soon after this, the work was adapted by Madame Favart, produced with her in the principal role. It is likely that considerable changes were made to suit very particular French tastes. Charles Burney, a contemporary traveling musician who later turned music historian, found di Capua in Rome in 1770. Di Capua had hoped to publish his operas as a collected work to help him in his old age, but his son had burned all his manuscripts. Rinaldo di Capua, with a few minor hits on his hands, died in poverty and obscurity. However, he contributed a key innovation to the structure of the modern symphony. In his own compositions, he replaced the usual suite of vignettes, which could be moved from one place to another in any given performance, with a form that was played and heard as a coherent whole - that is, a single narrative of parts, instead of a group of separate parts put together with no real attachment to one another. According to Gurney, di Capua used this approach when composing his opéra comédie.
Publisher Digitized by J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah
Contributors Favart, M. (Charles-Simon), 1710-1792
Date 1756
Type Text
Format application/pdf
Format Creation Original scanned with Hasselblad H2D 39 megapixel digital camera and saved as 300 ppi tifs. Display images created in PhotoshopCS5 and generated in Kirtas Technologies' OCR Manager as multiple page PDF.
Identifier La_Bohemienne.pdf
Language fre
Rights Management
Holding Institution J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah
Scanning Technician Kendra Yates
Metadata Cataloger Kendra Yates; Luise Poulton; Choun Votha; Ken Rockwell
Call Number M1500.F37 B65; Record ID 99223770102001
ARK ark:/87278/s62v2s8m
Setname uum_rbc
Date Created 2013-02-11
Date Modified 2018-03-13
ID 86388
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