Monteverdis last operas a venetian trilogy ellen rosand on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers claudio monteverdi 1567 1643 was the first important composer of opera this innovative study by one of the foremost experts on monteverdi and seventeenth century opera examines the composers celebrated final works il ritorno dulisse i1640 and ilincoronazione di . Ellen rosand considers these works as not merely a pair but constituents of a trio a venetian trilogy that rosand argues properly includes a third opera le nozze denea 1641 although its music has not survived its chronological placement between the other two operas opens new prospects for better understanding all three both in their . A thorough review of manuscript and printed sources of ritorno and poppea in conjunction with those of their erstwhile silent companion offers new possibilities for resolving the questions of authenticity that have swirled around monteverdis last operas since their discovery in the late nineteenth century. Lost operas by claudio monteverdi jump to navigation joins with the two survivors to form a coherent body of works that attests to monteverdis position within the world of venetian opera the trilogy encompasses a historical trajectory that moves through troy and the birth of rome to the monteverdis last operas a venetian trilogy . That ellen rosands understanding of seventeenth century venetian opera is encyclopedic has long been recognized by focusing her attention now on all three of the last operas of claudio monteverdi however she has met a formidable challenge this book demonstrates how to put philology at the service of interpretation and interpretation at the service of philology
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