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A Sociable Moment: Opera and Festive Culture in Baroque Siena

  • Author: Reardon, Colleen
Throughout A Sociable Moment, a plethora of archival sources support an engaging account of Sienese opera in late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries. Most importantly, Reardon establishes... More…



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  • Table of Contents
  • Acknowledgments
  • Abbreviations
  • Introduction
  • Chapter 1: The Curtain Rises
  • Chapter 2: A Festive Culture and its Sociable Network
  • Chapter 3: The Chigi between Rome and Siena
  • Chapter 4: A Princess Comes to Town
  • Chapter 5: Siena, the Chigi, and the Pastoral
  • Documents
  • Chapter 6: Pastoral Reflections, Political Drama, and the End of an Era
  • Chapter 7: The Rozzi and Opera in the 1690s
  • Documents
  • Chapter 8: Innocence Recognized and Cammilla Revived
  • Documents
  • Chapter 9: Gigli's Last Bow and the Return of the Pastoral
  • Documents
  • Appendix: Chronology of Opera in Siena, 1669-1704
  • Bibliography