Sorge il di [The Day is Rising] (Aci, Galatea, e Polifemo) (1798)

Original id: 
13089
Start date: 
1 July 1798
End date: 
31 July 1798
Degree of relationship to ancient play: 
Adaptation
Production notes: 
Serenata or cantata a tre (azione pastorale per musica) Librettist - unknown. First performed for June wedding of Duke of Alvito and Beatrice, daughter of Prince of Monte Mileto. Revised as serenata masque, Acis and Galatea. Libretto - John Gay, after Theocritus and Ovid, with Alexander Pope (chorus) and John Hughes (1 aria). First performed probably Summer 1718, Cannons (seat of Duke of Chandos), Edgeware, near London. Unauthorized version, pirated by the Arnes. Gay/Pope libretto, with additions by Dr. John Arbuthnot. First performed 1732/06/10, King's Theatre, Haymarket, London.
Media of production: 
Vocal music (non-theatrical), accompanied/unaccompanied (oratorio, cantata etc)
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Information related to this production

Person Role Notes
John Gay Librettist
George Frideric Handel (1685-1759) Composer
Venue Festival Dates Notes
unknown venue (Naples, Campania, Italy) First performed for June wedding of Duke of Alvito and Beatrice, daughter of Prince of Monte Mileto
Source Format Location if held at the APGRD Pagination
Oxford Guide to Classical Mythology in the Arts, 1300-1990s. Vol.1 Book library 448 Dean & Knapp 1987, pp. 128, 172, 513, 542ff. / Keates 1985, pp. 43f. / Hogwood 1984, pp. 97, 99 (First performance); Keates pp. 60, 81-85, 158f. / Hogwood, pp. 66, 74 / Fiske 1973, pp. 62, 95 / Dean & Knapp, pp. 166f. (Revised); Baker 1984, p. 940 / Hogwo

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Sorge il di [The Day is Rising] (Aci, Galatea, e Polifemo) (1798), accessed at http://www.apgrd.ox.ac.uk/productions/production/13089 <21 March 2019>