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Book/Printed Material Orpheus and Eurydice : a musical drama in imitation of the ancient Greek theatrical feasts : as performed at the King's Theatre in the Haymarket

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Title

  • Orpheus and Eurydice : a musical drama in imitation of the ancient Greek theatrical feasts : as performed at the King's Theatre in the Haymarket

Names

  • Gluck, Christoph Willibald, Ritter von, 1714-1787. cmp
  • Sestini, signor. cst
  • Calzabigi, Ranieri de, 1714-1795. lbt
  • Andrei, A. arr lbt
  • Tenducci, Giusto Ferdinando. voc wam
  • Bach, Johann Christian, 1735-1782. cmp
  • Handel, George Frideric, 1685-1759. cmp
  • Ferrarese, signora. voc
  • Simonet, Mademoiselle. voc
  • Webb, Mr. drt voc
  • Batleman, Master. voc
  • Rennoldson, Mr. voc
  • Horsefall, Mr. voc
  • Guichard, Mr. voc
  • Salmon, Mr. voc
  • Dorion, Mr. voc
  • Webbe, jun. voc
  • Steele, Mr. voc
  • Hobler, Mr. voc
  • Gower, Mr. voc
  • Danby, Mr. voc
  • Sale, Mr. voc
  • Smart, Mr. voc
  • Danby, John. voc
  • Boyce, Mr. voc
  • Pemberton, Mr. voc
  • Anfossi, Pasquale. drt
  • Cramer, Mr. cnd itr
  • Cardon, Monsieur. itr
  • Lepicq, Charles. chr dnc
  • Rossi, Madame. dnc
  • Angiolini, signor. dnc
  • Angiolini, signora. dnc
  • Zuchelli, signor. dnc
  • Henry, Mr. dnc
  • Frederick, Mons. dnc
  • Bithmore, Madame. dnc
  • Nivelon, Monsieur. dnc
  • Dorival, Mademoiselle. dnc
  • Novosielski, Mr. art prd

Created / Published

  • London : Printed by J. Jarvis, No. 283, in the Strand, 1785.

Headings

  • -  Operas--Librettos
  • -  Ballets
  • -  Orpheus
  • -  Eurydice
  • -  Cupid

Notes

  • -  U.S. RISM Libretto Project.
  • -  Three acts; libretto in Italian and English on facing pages; price on title page: one shilling and sixpence; "The Argument"--p. 6; handwritten note in Cyrillic script--back cover.
  • -  Foreword on p. 3-5 by "Giusto Ferdinando Tenducci" dated "No. 63 Dean-Street, Soho, Saturday, May 7, 1785" and including an autobiography of Tenducci.
  • -  "The music by Cav. Christopher Gluck: with the additions of the late celebrated John Cristian Bach: and with the choice of several favourite pieces of Mr. Handel"--p. 8.
  • -  "The whole (with many new additions and alterations) under the direction of signor Pasquale Anfossi"--p. 8.
  • -  "First violin and director of the orchestra, Mr. Cramer"--p. 8.
  • -  "The harp, Monsieur Cardon"--p. 8.
  • -  "The dances composed by Mons. Charles Lepicq"--p. 9.
  • -  "Principal dancers, Monsieur Lepicq and Madame Rossi, signor Angiolini and signora Angiolini, signor Zuchelli, Mr. Henry, Mons. Frederick, and Madame Bithmore, Monsier Nivelon and Mademoiselle Dorival"--p. 9.
  • -  "Figure dancers" named--p. 9.
  • -  "The scenes invented and painted by Mr. Novosielski"--p. 9.
  • -  "The dresses invented and executed by signor Sestini"--p. 9.
  • -  "Explanation of the first ballet: represents the funeral feasts which the ancients celebrated upon the tombs of their dead ..."--p. 10.
  • -  "Explanation of the second ballet: Pluto appears sitting on a superb throne in the centre ..."--p. 10.
  • -  "Explanation of the third ballet, act II, scene I: this ballet is personated by the blessed spirits that inhabit Elysium ..."--p. 11.
  • -  "Last ballet, act III: chorus of heroes, heroines, and genii ..."--p. 11.
  • -  Dramatis Personae: ORPHEUS. Mr. Tenducci -- EURYDICE. Signora Ferrarese -- CUPID. Mademoiselle Simonet--p. 7.
  • -  "Chorus director and first chorus singer, Mr. Webb"--p. 7.
  • -  "Sopranos, Master Batleman ... [et al.]"--p. 7.
  • -  "Contre tenors, Mr. Rennoldson, Mr. Horsefall, Mr. Guichard, Mr. Salmon"--p. 7.
  • -  "Tenors, Mr. Dorion, Mr. Webbe, jun., Mr. Steele, Mr. Hobler, Mr. Gower"--p. 7.
  • -  "Basses, Mr. Danby, Mr. Sale, Mr. Smart, Mr. John Danby, Mr. Boyce, Mr. Pemberton"--p. 7.
  • -  Performance: London, King's Theatre, 1785.

Medium

  • [2], 55, [3] p. ; 30 cm.

Call Number/Physical Location

  • ML48 [S3926]
  • Microfilm Music 1854, reel 78. Microfilm. Washington, D.C. : Library of Congress, [197-]. 1 microfilm reel ; 35 mm.

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2010663650

Online Format

  • image

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Chicago citation style:

Gluck, Christoph Willibald, Ritter Von, . Cmp, Signor. Cst Sestini, Ranieri De Calzabigi, A. Arr Lbt Andrei, Giusto Ferdinando. Voc Wam Tenducci, Johann Christian Bach, George Frideric Handel, et al. Orpheus and Eurydice: a musical drama in imitation of the ancient Greek theatrical feasts: as performed at the King's Theatre in the Haymarket. London: Printed by J. Jarvis, No. 283, in the Strand, 1785. Image. https://www.loc.gov/item/2010663650/.

APA citation style:

Gluck, C. W., Sestini, S. C., Calzabigi, R. D., Andrei, A. A. L., Tenducci, G. F. V. W., Bach, J. C. [...] Novosielski, M. A. P. (1785) Orpheus and Eurydice: a musical drama in imitation of the ancient Greek theatrical feasts: as performed at the King's Theatre in the Haymarket. London: Printed by J. Jarvis, No. 283, in the Strand. [Image] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2010663650/.

MLA citation style:

Gluck, Christoph Willibald, Ritter Von, . Cmp, et al. Orpheus and Eurydice: a musical drama in imitation of the ancient Greek theatrical feasts: as performed at the King's Theatre in the Haymarket. London: Printed by J. Jarvis, No. 283, in the Strand, 1785. Image. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2010663650/>.