Drammaturgia Musicale Veneta

Drammaturgia Musicale Veneta

Drammaturgia Musicale Veneta
Published by Casa Ricordi with the collaboration of the Istituto Italiano Antonio Vivaldi (Fondazione Cini) and the Department of History and Art Criticism at the University of Venice
General Editor:
Francesco Fanna

Facsimile editions of full score manuscripts:
Hardbound volumes, 29 x 21,5 cm; each volume includes a critical and historical essay, a critical edition of the libretto and an annotated bibliography in Italian, with a summary in English.

The series, launched in 1983 and edited by the Istituto Italiano Antonio Vivaldi and the Department of History and Art Criticism at the University of Venice, was brought to completion in 2019. It contains thirty studies in musical dramaturgy each accompanied by a facsimile edition of the corresponding manuscript score from the period 1640-1800.

The texts of the essays, in either Italian or English, are accompanied in the appendix by an edition of the libretto together with a summary in the complementary language. The collection of scores, reproduced faithfully and carefully in their original hand-written characters and all perfectly legible, aspires to offer, in the choice of the thirty operas in question and by way of the broad critical framework of the corresponding studies, a representative picture of opera as a whole in the form of an account of the evolution, life and ultimate fate of the opera houses of Venice.

The choice of the particular operas has been guided by a concern to identify the fundamental themes in the artistic development of opera and the crucial historical circumstances lying behind the relevant social, cultural, economic, political and psychological manifestations of its spread; for this reason the series constitutes a highly representative sample of the research interests of a wide range of extremely able collaborators, musicologists, art historians and historians of thought and culture.

In this way the series traces the entire trajectory of the evolution of opera in Venice, transforming itself in the process – thanks to its recognition of the key problems emerging in contemporary scholarship and its illuminating treatment of the related themes – into an extraordinarily broad-ranging “history of opera”.

The various operas are grouped roughly in accordance with a series of chronologically ordered historical periods: 17th century opera (Volumes 1-10), the opera of the first half of the 18th century (Volumes 11-20) and the opera of the second half of the 18th century (Volumes 21-30).

Editorial Plan

1. Francesco Sacrati, La finta pazza
Edited by Nicola Usula, Lorenzo Bianconi and Wolfgang Osthoff (2018)
One-volume set: pp. LXXX, 228
NR 141808

2. Claudio Monteverdi, L’incoronazione di Poppea
Edited by Gino Benzoni and Alessandra Chiarelli (2011)
One-volume set: pp. XCVI, 233
NR 140483

3. Francesco Cavalli – Alessandro Stradella, Il novello Giasone
Edited by Fausta Antonucci, Lorenzo Bianconi and Nicola Usula (2013)
Two-volume set: pp. CXCII, 1-215; VI, 218-569
NR 140484

4. Francesco Lucio, Il Medoro (1658)
Edited by Giovanni Morelli and Thomas Walker (1984)
One-volume set: pp. CXCV, 207
NR 133772

5. Antonio Cesti, Il Tito
Edited by Giada Viviani (2012)
One-volume set: pp. XC, 306
NR 140742

6. Antonio Sartorio, Orfeo (1673)Out of print | For more information, please contact the Sales Office
Edited by Ellen Rosand (1983)
One-volume set: pp. LXXXV, 178
NR 133554

7. Antonio Del Gaudio, Almerico in Cipro
Edited by Giovanni Morelli (2005)
One-volume set: pp. LXVI, 207
NR 139346

8. Carlo Pallavicino, Messalina (1680)
Edited by Eleanor Selfridge-Field (2001)
One-volume set: pp. LXXIV, 224
NR 138810

9. Carlo Francesco Pollarolo, Il Faramondo (1699)
Edited by Carlo Vitali and John H. Roberts (1987)
One-volume set: pp. LXXXVIII, 337
NR 134270

10. Various Composers, Tre intermezzi (1707-1724) | 1. Le rovine di Troia/Dragontana e Policrone (Antonio Lotti); 2. Melissa contenta (Antonio Lotti o Francesco Gasparini); 3. Cuoco e Madama/La preziosa ridicola (Antonio Caldara?)
Edited by Francesca Menchelli-Buttini (2008)
One-volume set: pp. LV, 219
NR 140026

11. Antonio Lotti, L’umiltà coronata in Ester
Edited by Laura Zanella (2004)
One-volume set: pp. XL, 243
NR 139199

12. Antonio Vivaldi, Ottone in villa (1713)Out of print | For more information, please contact the Sales Office
Edited by John Walter Hill and Massimo Gemin (1983)
One-volume set: pp. LXXXI, 235
NR 133555

13. Carlo Francesco Pollarolo, Ariodante (1718)
Edited by Olga Termini (1986)
One-volume set: pp. CV, 321
NR 134106

14. Giuseppe Maria Orlandini, Nerone
Edited by Francesco Giuntini and Reinhard Strohm (2013)
One-volume set: pp. CXXI, 131
NR 140920

15. Antonio Vivaldi, Due serenate | 1. La Gloria, Imeneo (1725); 2. La Senna Festeggiante (1726)
Edited by Michael Talbot and Paul Everett (1995)
One-volume set: pp. LXXXVII, 284
NR 136681

16. Various Composers, Andromeda liberata
Edited by Michael Talbot (2006)
One-volume set: pp. XLVII, 228
NR 139631

17. Johann Adolf Hasse, Demetrio
Edited by Reinhard Strohm and Francesca Menchelli-Buttini (2014)
One-volume set: pp. CIX, 353
NR 141067

18. Geminiano Giacomelli, La Merope (1734)
Edited by Sylvie Mamy (1984)
One-volume set: pp. CXXXI, 386
NR 133773

19. Gioacchino Cocchi, La maestra (1754)
Edited by Anna Laura Bellina (1987)
One-volume set: pp. XCVI, 422
NR 134310

20. Baldassare Galuppi, Artaserse
Edited by Francesca Menchelli-Buttini (2010)
One-volume set: pp. LXIII, 277
NR 140396

21. Baldassare Galuppi, L’Inimico delle donne (1771)
Edited by Helen Geyer-Kiefl (1986)
Three-volume set: pp. CCCXXVII; 1-358; 359-815
NR 134107

22. Various Composers, Pygmalion (1774) Pimmalione (1790)
Edited by Emilio Sala (1996)
One-volume set: pp. XC, 169
NR 137538

23. Ferdinando Bertoni, Orfeo ed Euridice (1776)
Edited by Paolo Cattelan (1989)
One-volume set: pp. CLIV, 313
NR 135048

24. Pasquale Anfossi, Adriano in Siria (1777)
Edited by Jacques Joly (1983)
One-volume set: pp. LXXXIII, 466
NR 133556

25. Francesco Bianchi, La morte di Cesare (1789)
Edited by Piero Weiss (1999)
Two-volume set: pp. LXXXV, 1-178; 179-654
NR 138089

26. Gaetano Andreozzi, Amleto (1792)
Edited by Marcello Conati (1984)
One-volume set: pp. LXVIII, 323
NR 133774

27. Giovanni Paisiello, I giuochi d’Agrigento
Edited by Lorenzo Mattei (2007)
Two-volume set: pp. LVI, 286; 287-605
NR 139787

28. Pietro Generali, Cecchina, suonatrice di Ghironda
Edited by Marco Beghelli (2010)
One-volume set: pp. XCII, 440
NR 140179

29. Marco Portogallo, Gli Orazi e i Curiazi
Edited by Maria G. Miggiani (2003)
Two-volume set: pp. CCCLXIII; XXIII, 541
NR 139095

30. Various Composers, Balli teatrali a Venezia (1746-1859)
Edited by Elena Ruffin and Giovanna Trentin (1994)
Two-volume set: pp. CCCXLIV; 1-390
NR 134867