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Book ID: 1294
Title Ercole in Tebe, Festa Teatrale Rappresentata in Firenze per le Reali Nozze de' Serenissimi Sposi Cosimo Terzo Principe di Toscana, e Margherita Lvisa Principessa d'Orleans
Authors Moniglia, Giovanni Andrea
Year of event 1661
Event description Opera 'Ercole in Tebe' performed in Florence for the wedding of Cosimo III de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany (1642-1723), and Marguerite Louise d'Orléans (1645-1721)
Event type Weddings and betrothals
Event place Florence
Publication info Florence: Nuova Stamperia all'Insegna della Stella; 1661; 4°
Pages 8pp + 152pp
Illustrations 14 etchings by Valerio Spada after Ferdinando Tacca
Festival type Libretti; Operas
Rulers Cosimo III de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany; Marguerite-Louise d'Orléans
Artists Spada, Valerio (1613-1688) {Art; Eng}; Tacca, Ferdinando (1619-1686) {Arch; Design; Sculp}; Moniglia, Giovanni Andrea (1624-1700) {Libr}; Melani, Jacopo (1623-1676) {Comp}
Shelfmark BL 162.g.52.; BL 839.i.25.(1.); BL 905.k.1.(1.)
Notes The date is in so-called 'stile fiorentino', according to which the new year did not start until April. Moniglia's libretto was set to music by Jacopo Melani The copy at BL 839.i.25.(1.) lacks the large fold-out plate ast the front of the work which depicts a palace and procession; plate 14 is between pp.102 and 103, not pp.122 and 123 as in the copy at BL 162.g.52. The copy at BL 905.k.1.(1.) is a different edition (Florence, 1661, 12°); the bride's name is spelled Margherita Aloisa; the plates are missing and it is 120pp long. Bound with: Aurelius Verus [Lucio Vero], Drama per Musica Rappresentato nella Villa di Pratolino, BL 905.k.1.(2.); Matteo Noris, 'Il Greco in Troia', BL 905.k.1.(3.); 'Il Marco Avrelio', BL 905.k.1.(4.).