Caterina Cornaro

Cornaro, Caterina

(kätārē`nä kōrnä`rō), 1454–1510, queen of Cyprus. A celebrated Venetian beauty, she was married in 1472 to James II of Cyprus, who was eager to secure Venetian support. James II died in 1473, and his infant son, James III, in 1474. Caterina reigned amidst diplomatic intrigue and local hostilities until Venice forced her to abdicate (1489) and took control of Cyprus. Caterina returned to Venice and retired to Asolo. There she held a small but brilliant court, depicted by Pietro Bembo in his Platonic dialogue, Gli Asolani.
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The theater was installed in the great hall of a palace built in the fifteenth century for Caterina Cornaro, the exiled queen of Cyprus.
The result of a scientific collaboration with the Cyprus Institute, and taking place under the aegis of the Italian Embassy in Cyprus, Portrait traces the story behind a recently discovered portrait (on loan from the private collection of Michael Zeipekkis) of Cyprus' last queen, Caterina Cornaro, and provides a closer look at the research behind the painting.
It is held to commemorate the 15th century welcome given to Caterina Cornaro, wife of the King of Cyprus, with a parade of boats decorated in 16th century-style and rowers dressed in period costumes.
Of particular interest among the latter are the first Ricordi editions of Bellini's La straniera, Donizetti's Caterina Cornaro, and Pacini's Saffo; the first Escudier edition of Verdi's Les vepres siciliennes; and rare works by Mancinelli, Samara, and others.
Caterina Cornaro (Venecia: 1454-Asolo: 1510), miembro de una de las mas ilustres familias venecianas (Cornaro/ Corner, o mejor Corner), descendiente de la Gens Cornelia, del mas preclaro patriciado romano, de enorme prestigio, fue un personaje capital de su momento, con un mitico, pero cierto, devenir vital como para servir de base a la opera Caterina Cornaro de Gaetano Donizetti (38).
The royal portrait belongs to the private collection of Michael Zeipekkis who has loaned the artwork to the Leventis Museum on a long-term basis for research and study purposes, but also for it to be on display at the museum's permanent exhibition area dedicated to Caterina Cornaro.
Her friend, artist Jim Long, searched photos of theater interiors until he found this one of the Asolo, which was built in 1798 inside the palace of Caterina Cornaro in Asolo, Italy, and transported to Sarasota in the 1950s.
Queen Caterina Cornaro was the last queen of Cyprus from August 26, 1474 to February 26, 1489.
Joseph Polizzi, author of the book, Lady of Asolo: A Pictorial History of the Life and Times of Caterina Cornaro, just reissued and available in the Museum Store, will talk about this grand city and Queen.
From its earliest days in the late 18th century, through its removal from the castle of Queen Caterina Cornaro (pictured right on historic panel) and the various reinstallations in Sarasota, the story of the Historic Asolo is one of both intrigue and triumph.
On the occasion of the renewal of the Caterina Cornaro Gallery, the Leventis Municipal Museum in Nicosia will put on two events on Tuesday and Wednesday entitled Caterina Cornaro goes to the Opera.