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The Reception of Don Chisciotte in Italy

About Three Recent Editions

Maria Caterina Ruta    Università degli Studi di Palermo, Italia    



Within the research promoted by the collection “Recreaciones Quijotescas en Europa” whose aim is to disseminate critical editions and translations of rewritings or reassessments of Quijote by Miguel de Cervantes, three librettos of Italian operas from the first half of the 18th century have been published. The operas were performed at the Viennese court of Charles VI, where the poets Apostolo Zeno and Pietro Pariati, authors of the libretto Don Quixote in Sierra Morena, and Claudio Pasquini, author of Don Quixote in court of the Duchess and Sancio Panza governor of the island Barattaria, had been invited to work. In the essays preceding these editions, the specialists involved in the research describe the cultural and social environment the operas were intended for, deepen the relationships between Cervantes’ novel and the adaptations of the librettos, also commenting on their changes in the light of the new context.

June 29, 2021
Feb. 18, 2021

Keywords: OperaSuccessChisciotteSettecentoQuixoteLibretti| FortunaLibrettoEighteenth century

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