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Die Bedeutung der Handwerkerrechnungen und Bierdeputate für den Opernbetrieb des Jarmeritzer Schlosstheaters in der ersten Hälfte des 18. Jahrhunderts

Title in English The importance of checks of workman and beer bonuses for Opera performances in Jarmeritzer Castle Theatre in the first half of the 18th century


Year of publication 2015
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Musicologica Brunensia
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Faculty of Arts

Web Digitální knihovna FF MU
Field Art, architecture, cultural heritage
Keywords opera seria; first half of the 18th century; Jaroměřice; Moravian; Questenberg; Theatre
Description This study broadens knowledge about the appearance of Jaroměřice castle theatre during the reign of count Johann Adam von Questenberg and about the frequency of Jaroměřice theatre’s performances as well. There is unambiguous evidence that the first performance was held at this theatre as early as 1722. Moreover, thanks to the accounting documents by Jaroměřice’s joiner Matthias Stöhring it was discovered which opera was performed in front of the Imperial Court members in 1723. The title of that opera was Archelao re di Cappadocia by the composer Francesco Bartolomeo Conti. The mentioned work had been performed for the first time one year earlier for the Imperial Court in Vienna. The originally used stage was moved to Vienna in 1724 and was followed by an installation of a new modern stage in Jaroměřice. Within the presented study the further adjustments and reconstructions of the theatre hall are observed up to the year 1739.
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