Annali di Ca’ Foscari. Serie orientale
54 | Supplemento | 2018

Annali di Ca’ Foscari. Serie orientale
54 | Supplemento | 2018

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Vol. 54 | Num. 1 | Dicembre 2018

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Annali di Ca’ Foscari. Serie orientale | 54 | Supplemento | 2018

Texts in Between Action and Non-Action. Genesis, Strategies, and Outcomes of Textual Agency
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The Italian Opera Culture in Constantinople During the Nineteenth Century
New Data and Some Ideological Issues

Vittorio Cattelan
Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Italia
vittorio.cattelan@unive.it

DOI 10.30687/AnnOr/2385-3042/2018/01/028

Submitted 06 Jul 2018
Accepted 02 Oct 2018

Abstract

Among the Turkish lyrics of Giuseppe Donizetti there are texts of singular modernity that exalt the Christians’ and Muslims’ brotherhood and accurately manifest the Tanzimat ideological value. Donizetti and other Italian composers took part in a metissage project also involving the Levantine community but above all the Constantinopolitan Armenians who managed the theatres and edited noteworthy translations of dramma per musica. The Italian composers, moreover, in writing Ottoman lyrics with Latin letters, apparently only to simplify the singer’s reading, actually paved the way to the literacy process of modern Turkey. This essay aims to re-evaluate Italian opera’s role in the Westernist aspiration context of 19th century Turkey.

Keywords
Constantinople. Tanzimat. Italian Opera. Multi-confessionalism. Armenian-Turkish.

Creative Commons License This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License 

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Cattelan Vittorio

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The Italian Opera Culture in Constantinople During the Nineteenth Century

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Journal Article

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en

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http://doi.org/10.14277/AnnOr/2385-3042/2018/01/028

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Among the Turkish lyrics of Giuseppe Donizetti there are texts of singular modernity that exalt the Christians’ and Muslims’ brotherhood and accurately manifest the Tanzimat ideological value. Donizetti and other Italian composers took part in a metissage project also involving the Levantine community but above all the Constantinopolitan Armenians who managed the theatres and edited noteworthy translations of dramma per musica. The Italian composers, moreover, in writing Ottoman lyrics with Latin letters, apparently only to simplify the singer’s reading, actually paved the way to the literacy process of modern Turkey. This essay aims to re-evaluate Italian opera’s role in the Westernist aspiration context of 19th century Turkey.

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Annali di Ca’ Foscari. Serie orientale

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Vol. 54 | Num. 1 | Dicembre 2018

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Edizioni Ca’ Foscari - Digital Publishing

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2018-12-06

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2018-07-06

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2018-10-02

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1125-3789

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2385-3042

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Creative Commons 4.0 Attribution alone

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http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

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Constantinople

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Tanzimat

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Italian Opera

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Multi-confessionalism

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Armenian-Turkish

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