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Book/Printed Material Carlo Magno : festa teatrale : in occasione della nascita del Delfino offerta alle Sacre Reali Maestà Cristianissime del re, e regina di Francia dal cardinale Otthoboni protettore degl'affari della corona

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  • Carlo Magno : festa teatrale : in occasione della nascita del Delfino offerta alle Sacre Reali Maestà Cristianissime del re, e regina di Francia dal cardinale Otthoboni protettore degl'affari della corona

Names

  • Costanzi, Giovanni Battista, 1704-1778
  • Ottoboni, Pietro, 1667-1740
  • Fonton, Gioseppe
  • Orti, Giacomo
  • Michetti, Niccolò, -1759
  • Gabbuggiani, Baldassare, 1689-
  • Vasconi, Filippo, 1687?-1730
  • Grandi, Carlo, active 1729-1775
  • Massi, Gasparo, 1698?-1731?
  • Pilaja, Paolo
  • Ghezzi, Pier Leone, 1674-1755
  • Louis XV, King of France, 1710-1774, dedicatee
  • Marie Leszczyńska, Queen, consort of Louis XV, King of France, 1703-1768, dedicatee

Created / Published

  • In Roma : Per Antonio de' Rossi nella strada del Seminario romano, 1729.

Headings

  • -  Charlemagne,--Emperor,--742-814--Poetry
  • -  Louis,--Dauphin of France,--1729-1765
  • -  Operas--Librettos--Early works to 1800
  • -  Operas--Performances--Italy--Rome--Early works to 1800
  • -  Caricatures and cartoons--Italy--Rome--Early works to 1800

Genre

  • Etchings--Italy--Rome--1720-1730
  • Paper bindings--Italy--Rome--1729
  • Festival books--Italy--Rome--1729

Notes

  • -  In three acts followed by "Machina che termina il dramma," p. 61-64.
  • -  "Compositore della musica, Giovanni Costanzi romano maestro di cappella del signor cardinale Otthoboni. Inventore delle scene, il cavalier Nicolò Michetti romano ingegniere del signor cardinale Otthoboni. Maestro de' balli, Gioseppe Fonton turinese. Conduttore degli abbattimenti, Giacomo Orti romano"--P. [23].
  • -  "The plates were designed by cav. Nicolò Michetti and engraved by different artists. They represent the scenes of the opera as arranged by Michetti. The engraved frontispiece, not numbered as a plate, also by Michetti, is interesting as it contains a picture of the opera orchestra of the time with two cembalists and ten other players ... First performed at Rome, Palazzo Ottoboni, October 1729." Cf. Library of Congress. Music Division. Catalogue of opera librettos printed before 1800 (Washington : GPO, 1914), p. 259.
  • -  Each plate is signed at lower left: Cav. N. Michetti inv. e dis. Plates are signed at lower right by the engravers/etchers: Baldasar Gabbuggiani incise; F. Vasconi inc., C. Grandi Ven. inc., G. Massi inc., Paolo Pilaja inc.
  • -  Performers' names not given.
  • -  Another, deluxe, issue, 43 cm., has an etched border by Massi repeated on each leaf and plate.
  • -  Signatures: a-b⁶ A-D⁶ E⁸.
  • -  Etched title vignette depicts the arms of Louis XV.
  • -  Except for the unnumbered frontispiece, each plate includes in the upper right corner a page number in roman designating where it should be inserted.
  • -  U.S. RISM Libretto Project.
  • -  LC Copy 1 from the Albert Schatz Collection of libretti, no. 2277. Two plates have alterations that appear to be the work of Pier Leone Ghezzi.
  • -  Introduction in Italian ("Notizia istorica," preliminary p. [5]-[12]) and French ("Avertissement historique," preliminary p. [13]-[20]) with footnotes in Latin. Main text in Italian verse.
  • -  # ACQ 02-41 no. 2

Medium

  • [24], 64 p., [14] leaves of plates : ill. (etched frontispiece and 13 additional etchings) ; 25 cm. (12̋̋⁰ in 6s, and 8̋⁰)

Call Number/Physical Location

  • ML48 [S2277]
  • Microfilm Music 1854, reel 46. Microfilm. Washington, D.C. : Library of Congress, [197-]. 1 microfilm reel ; 35 mm.
  • ML50.2 C37 C67 1729 Another copy of the smaller format issue of the work. Has two additional plates added, duplicates of the plates facing pages 41 and 46, with alterations to the faces of the performers. Some of the faces in the etched (unnumbered) frontispiece are also altered. These caricatures are almost certainly the work of Pier Leone Ghezzi. Bound in decorative paste paper wrappers of the period.

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2010665494

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Costanzi, Giovanni Battista, Pietro Ottoboni, Gioseppe Fonton, Giacomo Orti, Niccolò Michetti, Baldassare Gabbuggiani, Filippo Vasconi, et al. Carlo Magno: festa teatrale: in occasione della nascita del Delfino offerta alle Sacre Reali Maestà Cristianissime del re, e regina di Francia dal cardinale Otthoboni protettore degl'affari della corona. In Roma: Per Antonio de' Rossi nella strada del Seminario romano, 1729. Image. https://www.loc.gov/item/2010665494/.

APA citation style:

Costanzi, G. B., Ottoboni, P., Fonton, G., Orti, G., Michetti, N., Gabbuggiani, B. [...] Marie Leszczyńska, Q. (1729) Carlo Magno: festa teatrale: in occasione della nascita del Delfino offerta alle Sacre Reali Maestà Cristianissime del re, e regina di Francia dal cardinale Otthoboni protettore degl'affari della corona. In Roma: Per Antonio de' Rossi nella strada del Seminario romano. [Image] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2010665494/.

MLA citation style:

Costanzi, Giovanni Battista, et al. Carlo Magno: festa teatrale: in occasione della nascita del Delfino offerta alle Sacre Reali Maestà Cristianissime del re, e regina di Francia dal cardinale Otthoboni protettore degl'affari della corona. In Roma: Per Antonio de' Rossi nella strada del Seminario romano, 1729. Image. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2010665494/>.