Ottavio Rinuccini


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Rinuccini, Ottavio

 

Born Jan. 20, 1563, in Florence; died there Mar. 28, 1621. Italian poet, playwright, and librettist.

Rinuccini served at the court of the Medicis. He was a member of the Florentine Camerata and helped create the first operas, supplying the librettos for J. Peri’s Dafne (staged 1597–98) and Euridice (1600) and G. Caccini’s Euridice (1600; staged 1602). Between 1600 and 1604, Rinuccini made frequent visits to France. He wrote the libretto of C. Monteverdi’s opera Arianna(1608).

REFERENCES

Civita, A. Ottavio Rinuccini e il sorgere del melodrama in Italia. Mantua, 1900.
Delia Corte, A. O. Rinuccini librettista, nella ristampa dei Drammi. Turin, 1926.
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La numero seis, "Ogni amante e guerrier", la 24 y ultima, "II bailo delle ingrate", y la 19, "Lamento de la ninfa", con libreto de Ottavio Rinuccini, uno de los integrantes de la Camerata Florentina, tertulia de donde surgio la opera.
Despues, el tema de Orfeoj Euridice--cuyo argumento habla del poder de la musica--seria revisitado una y otra vez; el primer ejemplo es Euridice (1600), con texto de Ottavio Rinuccini y musica de Peri.
Il librettista d'opera come figura professionale si afferma grazie ad Ottavio Rinuccini (Maria Galli Stampino) e Gian Francesco Busunello (Franco Fido), Andrea Perrucci (Salvatore Cappelletti).
If it is true that Medicean Florence saw the flourishing of the likes of Francesco Giambullare, Lionardo Salviati, and the Accademia Fiorentina--all of whom were hostile to humanistic precepts and supportive, therefore, of the absolutism of the Medici--it is also true that this historical period saw the prevalence of intellectuals such as Pier Vettori, Ottavio Rinuccini, and Jacopo Corsi, as well as the Accademia degli Alterati, all adherers to the ideals of civic humanism, which they labored valiantly to emulate and preserve.
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).