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[L'Hipermestra]

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

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Still imageBy appointment onlyCheck with staff*MGZFA-17 Alli S Hip 1Performing Arts Research Collections - Dance

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Description
1 print : etching, b&w; 21 x 26 cm.
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Etchings.
  • Set design drawings.
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. This print was made from the latter plate.
Call Number
*MGZFA-17 Alli S Hip 1
OCLC
783529018
Author
Degli Alli, Silvio.
Title
[L'Hipermestra] [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.
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. This print was made from the latter plate.
Local Note
Cataloging funds provided by Friends of Jerome Robbins Dance Division.
For another version of this print, in which the stage setting is framed by the theatre's proscenium, see: *MGZFE-17 Alli S Hip 1.
Added Author
Tacca, Ferdinando, 1619-1686. Artist
Moniglia, Giovanni Andrea, 1624-1700. Associated name
Accademia degli immobili (Florence, Italy) Associated name
Research Call Number
*MGZFA-17 Alli S Hip 1
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