Il mondo della luna (Galuppi)

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Il mondo della luna
Opera by Baldassare Galuppi
Il mondo della luna (Goldoni), 1794.jpg
Illustration from the 1794 publication of Goldoni's libretto
Librettist Carlo Goldoni
Language Italian
Premiere 29 January 1750 (1750-01-29)
Teatro San Moisè, Venice

Il mondo della luna (The World of the Moon) is an opera (dramma giocoso) in 3 acts by Baldassare Galuppi. The Italian-language libretto was by Carlo Goldoni. It premiered on 29 January 1750 at the Teatro San Moisè, Venice.[1]

The music has been described as "clear, with expressivity obtained through melodic and textural changes."[2] Galuppi's music exploits "the capacity of the music to illustrate and portray the text," with special attention for Buonafede, credulous old man who is the central character of the plot.[3]

The opera by Galuppi is the first based on Goldoni's libretto. The same libretto was later also set by several other composers, such as Pedro António Avondano (1765), Giovanni Paisiello (1774 under the title Il credulo deluso, 1783), Gennaro Astarita (1774), Franz Joseph Haydn (1777), Michele Neri Bondi (1790, libretto revised by Domenico Somigli), and Marcos António Portugal (1791, in Portuguese, under the title O lunático iludido).[4][5] Paisiello composed four different versions of operas based on this libretto (one of them, 1783, was a reduction in two acts by Marco Coltellini; another, 1774, was performed as Il credulo deluso).[3][6]

Roles[edit]

Role Voice type Premiere cast, 29 January 1750[7]
(Conductor: - )
Ecclitico, a would-be astrologer bass Alessandro Renda
Buonafede, credulous man bass Francesco Baglioni
Flaminia, daughter of Buonafede soprano Dionisia Lepri
Clarice, another daughter of Buonafede contralto Serafina Penni
Lisetta, maid soprano Costanza Russignuoli
Ernesto soprano (breeches role) Berenice Penni
Cecco, servant of Ernesto bass Francesco Carrattoli

Synopsis[edit]

See synopsis in Haydn's Il mondo della luna.

Recordings[edit]

1997: Franco Piva, Intermusica Ensemble, Bongiovanni Cat: 2217/19[8]

Ecclittico: Giorgio Gatti
Buonafede: Gastone Sarti
Flaminia: Paola Antonucci
Clarice: Barbara di Castri

Lisetta: Patrizia Ciona
Ernesto: Enrico Pacini
Cecco: Claudio Ottino

References[edit]

Notes

  1. ^ "Il *mondo della luna" (in Italian). Corago - Università di Bologna. Retrieved 20 November 2017. 
  2. ^ Monson, 1992
  3. ^ a b Mellace, 2007
  4. ^ "Relazioni opera Il *mondo della luna" (in Italian). Corago - Università di Bologna. Retrieved 20 November 2017. 
  5. ^ Pierpaolo Polzonetti, Italian Opera in the Age of the American Revolution. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2011. p. 30.
  6. ^ "Il Mondo della Luna di Baldassare galuppi" (in Italian). Cultura e Spettacolo Venezia. Retrieved 14 March 2015.  External link in |publisher= (help)
  7. ^ According to the original libretto as reported by carlogoldoni.it (University of Padua).
  8. ^ Morin], Alexander J. "Galuppi - Il mondo della luna". [http://www.classical.net/ Classical Net Review. Retrieved 14 March 2015.  External link in |publisher= (help)

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