[L'Hipermestra, with proscenium]
NamesDegli Alli, Silvio (Etcher)Tacca, Ferdinando, 1619-1686 (Artist)Moniglia, Giovanni Andrea, 1624-1700 (Librettist)Accademia degli immobili (Florence, Italy) (Associated name)Cavalli, Pier Francesco, 1602-1676 (Composer)
Prints depicting dance
Ballet or dance scenes from theatrical works, with or without people in them
Dates / OriginDate Issued: 1658 (Questionable)
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZFE-17 Alli S Hip 1
TopicsCavalli, Pier Francesco, 1602-1676 -- Hipermestra
NotesFunding: Purchased with funds from the Committee for the Jerome Robbins Dance Division.Acquisition: Purchase at auction; Mme. Gilberte Cournand, 1998/02/26; lot #32.Biographical/historical: 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.Biographical/historical: 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.
Physical DescriptionEtchingsExtent: 1 print : etching, b&w ; 37 x 48 cm., image 35 x 45 cm.
DescriptionScene 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.
Type of ResourceStill image
IdentifiersRLIN/OCLC: 783528306NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b19591384Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 5132cdd0-0882-0133-bc8a-58d385a7b928
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