Giuseppe Millico and La pietà d’amore: from Naples to Lisbon to Rio de Janeiro

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Abstract

Giuseppe Millico, best known in his time as a castrato singer and to posterity for his connections with Christoph Gluck, was also a composer of songs and dramatic works. This article traces the career of one of the lat- ter, the pastoral drama La pietà d’amore. It was first performed in Naples in 1782, where, unusually, it was also pub- lished. It subsequently came to be staged in Lisbon, the following year, and at the Ópera Nova Theatre, Rio to Janeiro, probably in 1786. In addition, certain aspects of the preface to the printed edition are considered, as well as manu- script scores and libretti relating to the known productions.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)45-52
Number of pages8
JournalMusica Hodie
Volume16
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2016

Keywords

  • Ajuda
  • Antonio Lucchesi
  • Giuseppe Millico
  • La pietà d’amore
  • Ópera Nova

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