The Management of Opera

In 1968, Charles Mackay, then involved in the management of the Santa Fe Festival Opera orchestra, obtained from John Crosby, then general manager, greater responsibilities that grew to the point of leading him to the general management ...

Author: P. Agid

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230299276

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 300

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This book presents the current and future issues facing opera houses and opera companies. Problems in different environments need different solutions. In particular, it opposes the American method of managing cultural institutions, preferring a European one where public support and funds plays a major role.

Backstage at the Metropolitan Opera

Since the Box-office is also the source of the opera's revenue, it might seem that the Management regards such reports chiefly for the sake of their "Box-office value." This is not the case. Certainly, every responsible management ...

Author: Rose Heylbut

Publisher: Ayer Company Pub

ISBN: STANFORD:36105042411384

Category: Music

Page: 325

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The Opera News

_ ! ume kii New York , Saturday , November 13 , 1915 Number 1 T Twenty - Four Solid Weeks of Grand Opera The ... The management is on any stage . pleased to announce the engagement of Russian opera , in which an interest has Mr. Arthur ...



ISBN: NYPL:33433012208058

Category: Music


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Opera in the Age of Rousseau

Bouffons supposedly intended as an instrument for the 'rebuilding of repertory' at Paris.7 In truth, court taste in 1749 was seen as more advanced than that of Opéra conservatives (Chapters 4 and 7 explore this).

Author: David Charlton

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521887601

Category: Music

Page: 413

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A wide-ranging account of opera on stage and in society in the age of Rousseau, from Rameau to Gluck.

Behind the scenes

Author: Associazione Nazionale Enti Lirici e Sinfonici


ISBN: OCLC:830727692


Page: 92

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New Music Review and Church Music Review

of opera . With two permanent opera houses in New York , perdinck's ' Königskinder ' and others , as well as a each of which ... It will be one of the aims of their portfolios crammed full of masterpieces . the management to give every ...



ISBN: OSU:32435031474166



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Inventing the Business of Opera

The remainder of this chapter will focus on the first task of the opera impresario or management company (of whatever kind): finding capital for production. We will provide an overview of the types of financing available to an ...

Author: Beth L. Glixon

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0195348362

Category: Music

Page: 424

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In mid-seventeenth-century Venice, opera first emerged from courts and private drawing rooms to become a form of public entertainment. Early commercial operas were elaborate spectacles, featuring ornate costumes and set design along with dancing and music. As ambitious works of theater, these productions required not only significant financial backing, but also strong managers to oversee several months of rehearsals and performances. These impresarios were responsible for every facet of production from contracting the cast to balancing the books at season's end. The systems they created still survive, in part, today. Inventing the Business of Opera explores public opera in its infancy, from 1637 to 1677, when theater owners and impresarios established Venice as the operatic capital of Europe. Drawing on extensive new documentation, the book studies all of the components necessary to opera production, from the financial backing and the issue of patronage to the commissioning and creation of the libretto and the score; the recruitment and employment of singers, dancers, and instrumentalists; the production of the scenery and the costumes; and the nature of the audience. The authors examine the challenges faced by four separate Venetian theaters during the seventeenth century, and focus particularly on the progress of Marco Faustini, the impresario most well known today. Faustini made his way from one of Venice's smallest theaters to one of the largest, and his advancement provides a personal view of an impresario and his partners, who ranged from Venetian nobles to artisans. Throughout the book, Venice emerges as a city that prized novelty over economy, with new repertory, scenery, costumes, and expensive singers the rule rather than the exception. Through close examination of an extraordinary cache of documents--including personal papers, account books, and correspondence--Beth and Jonathan Glixon provide a comprehensive view of opera production in mid seventeenth- century Venice. For the first time in a study of Venetian opera, an emphasis is placed on the physical production-- the scenery, costumes, and stage machinery--that tied these opera productions to the social and economic life of the city. This original and meticulously researched study will be of strong interest to all students of opera and its history.

Gilbert and Sullivan and Their Operas

Opera - house , and subsequently to accompany D'Oyly Carte to America . In the summer of 1879 “ H.M.S. Pinafore ” found itself in troubled waters . Affairs at the Opera Comique took a very unhappy turn . The Agreement originally entered ...

Author: François Cellier


ISBN: UCAL:B3516782

Category: Operas

Page: 443

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Haydn s Dictionary of Dates

Mr. Lumley's management 1842 Formerly called the Sans Pareil , opened under Jenny Lind's first appearance 4 May , 1847 the management of ... New front 1840 Italian opera ( Mr. Mapleson ) 26 April , 1862-67 Madame Celeste's management .

Author: Joseph Haydn



Category: Chronology, Historical

Page: 907

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