The Italian opera singers in Mozart's Vienna

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University of Illinois Press,, Urbana, United States, p.1 online resource (2022)

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(OCoLC)fst01046145, (OCoLC)fst01119301, (OCoLC)fst01168779, 18e siècle., 18th century., Austria, Autriche, bisacsh, Chanteurs, fast, Histoire, History, Italie., Italy., MUSIC / General, Opera, Opera., Singers, Singers., Types de voix (Chant), Voice types (Singing)


Includes bibliographical references and index.The Establishment and Management of the Italian Opera Company at the Vienna Court Theater -- Classification of Operatic Roles, Voice Types, and Singing Styles -- Casting Information in Scores and Librettos of the Operas Produced in the Italian Company, 1783-91 -- Nancy Storace : The Italian Company, 1783-84 -- Nancy Storace : The Company Stabilizes, 1784-85 -- Nancy Storace's Annus Horribilis and Celeste Coltellini, 1785-86 -- Nancy Storace's Exuberant Year, 1786-87 -- Anna Morichelli Comes and Goes, 1787-88 -- Luisa Laschi : The Year of the Three Prima Donnas, 1788-89 -- Adriana Ferrarese : Opera on a Shoestring, 1789-90 -- Adriana Ferrarese : Portents of Change, 1790-91 -- A Neapolitan Prima Donna and the End of Josephine Opera, 1791-92."Dorothea Link examines singers' voices and casting practices in late eighteenth-century Italian opera as exemplified in Vienna's court opera from 1783 to 1791. The investigation into the singers' voices proceeds on two levels: understanding the performers in terms of the vocal-dramatic categories employed in opera at the time; and creating vocal profiles for the principal singers from the music composed expressly for them. In addition, Link contextualizes the singers within the company in order to expose the court opera's casting practices. Authoritative and insightful, The Italian Opera Singers in Mozart's Vienna offers a singular look at a musical milieu and a key to addressing the performance-practice problem of how to cast the Mozart roles today"--Description based on print version record and CIP data provided by publisher; resource not viewed.