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[L'Hipermestra, with proscenium]

Title
[L'Hipermestra, with proscenium] [graphic].
Author
Degli Alli, Silvio.
Publication
[1658?]

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Still imageSupervised useAvailable*MGZFE-17 Alli S Hip 1Performing Arts Research Collections - Dance

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Description
1 print : etching, b&w; 37 x 48 cm., image 35 x 45 cm.
Donor/Sponsor
Dance Committee Purchase Fund.
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Etchings.
  • Set design drawings.
Funding (note)
  • Purchased with funds from the Committee for the Jerome Robbins Dance Division.
Biography (note)
  • L'Hipermestra (music, Francesco Cavalli; libretto, Giovanni Andrea Moniglia; scenery, Ferdinando Tacca) was first performed at the Teatro dell'Accademia degli Immobili, Florence, in 1658, on the occasion of the birth of a son to King Philip of Spain. Derived from ancient Greek myth, the story treats the dilemma of Hypermestra, whose loyalties are torn between her father and lover.
  • Etching made by Silvio degli Alli after a design by Ferdinando Tacca. The online catalog of the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, which holds copies of other scenes from L'Hipermestra, notes that these etchings were made in two plates, one for the proscenium and one for the scene onstage.
Call Number
*MGZFE-17 Alli S Hip 1
OCLC
783528306
Author
Degli Alli, Silvio.
Title
[L'Hipermestra, with proscenium] [graphic].
Imprint
[1658?]
Summary
Scene from the opera L'Hipermestra, depicting the meeting of two men in a tree-lined clearing; a row of men stands at left. It is framed by the proscenium of the Teatro dell'Accademia degli Immobili [Teatro alla Pergola], Florence. The coat of arms above the proscenium bears the motto of the Accademia, "In sva movenza e fermo" [i.e., "In sua movenza è fermo"], with the word "Immobili" below.
Biography
L'Hipermestra (music, Francesco Cavalli; libretto, Giovanni Andrea Moniglia; scenery, Ferdinando Tacca) was first performed at the Teatro dell'Accademia degli Immobili, Florence, in 1658, on the occasion of the birth of a son to King Philip of Spain. Derived from ancient Greek myth, the story treats the dilemma of Hypermestra, whose loyalties are torn between her father and lover.
Etching made by Silvio degli Alli after a design by Ferdinando Tacca. The online catalog of the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, which holds copies of other scenes from L'Hipermestra, notes that these etchings were made in two plates, one for the proscenium and one for the scene onstage.
Local Note
Cataloging funds provided by Friends of Jerome Robbins Dance Division.
For another version of this print, depicting the stage setting without the framing proscenium, see: *MGZFA-17 Alli S Hip 1.
Funding
Purchased with funds from the Committee for the Jerome Robbins Dance Division.
Local Note
This item may be offsite for digitization. For additional information please contact dance@nypl.org.
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Added Author
Tacca, Ferdinando, 1619-1686. Artist
Moniglia, Giovanni Andrea, 1624-1700. Associated name
Accademia degli immobili (Florence, Italy) Associated name
Committee for the Jerome Robbins Dance Division. Funder
Added Title
Dance Committee Purchase Fund.
Research Call Number
*MGZFE-17 Alli S Hip 1
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