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Regina Mingotti: Diva and Impresario at the King's Theatre, London (Paperback) Loot Price: R1,034
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Regina Mingotti: Diva and Impresario at the King's Theatre, London (Paperback): Michael Burden

Regina Mingotti: Diva and Impresario at the King's Theatre, London (Paperback)

Michael Burden

Series: Royal Musical Association Monographs

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Regina Mingotti was the first female impresario to run London's opera house. Born in Naples in 1722, she was the daughter of an Austrian diplomat, and had worked at Dresden under Hasse from 1747. Mingotti left Germany in 1752, and travelled to Madrid to sing at the Spanish court, where the opera was directed by the great castrato, Farinelli. It is not known quite how Francesco Vanneschi, the opera promoter, came to hire Mingotti, but in 1754 (travelling to England via Paris), she was announced as being engaged for the opera in London 'having been admired at Naples and other parts of Italy, by all the Connoisseurs, as much for the elegance of her voice as that of her features'. Michael Burden offers the first considered survey of Mingotti's London years, including material on Mingotti's publication activities, and the identification of the characters in the key satirical print 'The Idol'. Burden makes a significant contribution to the knowledge and understanding of eighteenth-century singers' careers and status, and discusses the management, the finance, the choice of repertory, and the pasticcio practice at The King's Theatre, Haymarket during the middle of the eighteenth century. Burden also argues that Mingotti's years with Farinelli influenced her understanding of drama, fed her appreciation of Metastasio, and were partly responsible for London labelling her a 'female Garrick'. The book includes the important publication of the complete texts of both of Mingotti's Appeals to the Publick, accounts of the squabble between Mingotti and Vanneschi, which shed light on the role a singer could play in the replacement of arias.

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Imprint: Routledge
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Series: Royal Musical Association Monographs
Release date: June 2019
First published: 2013
Authors: Michael Burden
Format: Paperback
Pages: 200
ISBN-13: 978-1-138-37641-0
Categories: Books > Arts & Architecture > Performing arts > Theatre, drama > Opera
Books > Arts & Architecture > Music > Western music, periods & styles > Classical music (c 1750 to c 1830)
Books > Reference & Interdisciplinary > Interdisciplinary studies > Cultural studies > Popular culture
Books > Humanities > History > World history > 1500 to 1750
Books > History > World history > 1500 to 1750
Books > Music > Western music, periods & styles > Classical music (c 1750 to c 1830)
LSN: 1-138-37641-8
Barcode: 9781138376410

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