Articles by tag "18th century"

Paisiello’s La frascatana. Dramaturgical transformations on its journey through Central Europe

During the second half of the eighteenth century, the Italian opera buffa successfully spread all over Europe. The works were often adapted to suit not only the new performers but also the respective cultural context. This is also true of one of the most popular comic operas of the period,...
read more

Courtly Representation Play, Singspiel, Opéra Comique. On the Reception of Antonio Sacchini’s L´isola d´amore

Up to now, scholars have treated ”opera as a form of courtly representation,” a topic of great significance for cultural history, primarily with regard to opera seria as well as festa teatrale. By contrast, opera buffa has been neglected, often being given the label ”bourgeois,” although the works of this...
read more

William Kinderman: Utopische Visionen und visionäre Kunst


read more

Music Archive and Music Practice at Salzburg Cathedral


read more

Italian Opera in Vienna in the 1770s: Repertoire and Reception – Data and Facts

Up to now in the research on Vienna’s theater and opera life in the 1770s the subject of the Italian repertoire and its reception remained rather underexposed, among other reasons for lack of outstanding artistic events, but also for the particular attention devoted to the institution-historical developments of this decade,...
read more

Exhibiting Beethoven in 2020


read more

Borrowing, Reworking, and Composing: The Making of the Viennese Pasticci of 1750

The dramma per musica Andromeda liberata, the favola pastorale Euridice, and the azione teatrale Armida placata, all performed for the first time in Vienna at the Theater nächst der Burg in 1750, are, as pasticci, quite exceptional for the Viennese opera repertory of the Theresian Age. Their singularity resides not...
read more