En poco mas de una decada de experimentaciones sonoras, el habla corriente, codificada en el flamante estilo monodico alcanzo, en manos de Monteverdi, la ansiada sintesis bosquejada por sus iniciadores (eran estos los cofrades de Bardi, entre los que destacaron Jacopo Peri
, Ottavio Rinuccini, Giulio Caccini, Pietro Strozzi y Vincenzo Galilei, padre del astronomo).
Orpheus in the Marketplace: Jacopo Peri
and the Economy of Late Renaissance Florence.
La historia de la opera inicio con Dafne (1598), del italiano Jacopo Peri
Only a few fragments of the music, by Jacopo Peri
and Jacopo Corsi, have been preserved.
These include works by Jacopo Peri
, Marco da Gagliano, and Francesca Caccini, composers who exercised remarkable influence on the development of early seventeenth-century opera, a genre still at its inception.
Over half of the chapters concerned with the court musicians (276 pages) deal with just seven figures (Alessandro Striggio, Giulio Caccini, Jacopo Peri
, Vittoria Archilei, Francesca Caccini, Giovanni Maria Pagliardi, Giuseppe Maria Orlandini); 47 of the 62 pages given over to 'Men of Letters, Court Gentlemen, etc.
Among them were Jacopo Peri
, Luca Marenzio (for only about a year), Cosimo Bottegari, Giovanni Battista Jacomelli, Antonio Archilei, Vittoria Archilei, Antonio Naldi (known as "Bardella," inventor of the chitarrone or theorbo), Giovanni and Jacopo del Franciosino, and Francesca Caccini.
The earliest operas, beginning in 1597 with Ottavio Rinuccini's Dafne, set to music by Jacopo Peri
, were court entertainments, and as a commemoration the words were printed in a small book, or "libretto.
What may with some justification claim to be the first opera per se was Dafne, by Jacopo Peri
, performed in Florence in 1598.
The first extant opera, by Jacopo Peri
, was based on it, as were many others, including those by Monteverdi and Haydn; the most famous is Gluck 's Orpheus and Eurydice (1762).
El responsable del exito de la ambientacion sonora--tan responsable como pudieron haber sido en su conjunto los maestros pasteleros o los oradores--fue el compositor Jacopo Peri
, con su Euridice.
The first three essays are devoted to the pioneering opera composer Jacopo Peri
, while his contemporary, Giulio Caccini, is treated in a later chapter.