Opera in Seventeenth-Century Venice

  Editorial Procedure

 expand section1— Far recitare un'opera a Venezia :  Origins and Sources
 expand section2— Dramma per musica :  The Question of Genre
 expand section3— Da rappresentare in musica :  The Rise of Commercial Opera
  4— La finta pazza :  Mirror of an Audience
 expand section5— All'immortalità del nome di Venetia :  The Serenissima on Stage
 expand section6— La nausea di chi ascolta :  The Consequences of Success
 expand section7— I compositori scenici :  Librettist and Composer
 expand section8— I più canori cigni e le suavissime sirene :  The Singers
 expand section9— Gran dicerie e canzonette :  Recitative and Aria
 collapse section10— Il diletto :  Aria, Drama, and the Emergence of Formal Conventions
 expand sectionThe Bipartite Aria
 collapse sectionTripartite Forms
 Refrain in Recitative
 Da Capo Refrain Arias
 Coherence in Da Capo and Da Capo Refrain Arias
 Contrast in Da Capo Forms
 Static Da Capo Arias
 expand section11— Le convenienze teatrali :  The Conventions of Dramma Per Musica
 expand section12— Il lamento :  The Fusion of Music and Drama
 expand section13— Il ritorno d'Orfeo :  The Decline of a Tradition

  Appendix I—  Librettos
  Appendix II—  Treatises, Critical and Historical Accounts
 expand sectionAppendix III—  Correspondence and Documents
  Musical Examples
 expand sectionIndex

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