In 1637, a dramma musicale entitled La Santa Cecilia was performed in Warsaw for the royal wedding between Ladislas IV, king of Poland, and te Archduchess Cecilia Renata of Austria. The sovereing himself had previously been an avid theatre-goer during his trip to Italy in 1625, when he met Monteverdi and other musicians. Through a close examination of various documents, the aim of this study is to propose an innovative comparison between the court theatre of Ladislas IV and contemporary early playhouses in Italy- from Rome to Venice - with reference to spectacles set to music.

Beyond the Court Theatre: Rethinking the Origins of Early Opera Houses in Italy with Reference to the Musical Stage of Ladislas IV

Marco Bizzarini
2022

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In 1637, a dramma musicale entitled La Santa Cecilia was performed in Warsaw for the royal wedding between Ladislas IV, king of Poland, and te Archduchess Cecilia Renata of Austria. The sovereing himself had previously been an avid theatre-goer during his trip to Italy in 1625, when he met Monteverdi and other musicians. Through a close examination of various documents, the aim of this study is to propose an innovative comparison between the court theatre of Ladislas IV and contemporary early playhouses in Italy- from Rome to Venice - with reference to spectacles set to music.
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