Theatre Spaces for Music in 18th-Century Europe
This book explores the specificity and the heterogeneity of spaces for opera during the eighteenth century from a multidisciplinary point of view. Architects, musicologists and theatre specialists are discussing various cases that concern the dense network of court and public theatres, including the ephemeral ones, the multiple aspects of theatre presentations in different architectonic spaces, the contexts and the
occasions of social life and representativity.
Iskrena Yordanova is violinist and musicologist. She is director of research at Divino Sospiro – Centro de Estudos Musicais Setecentistas de Portugal –, and integrated researcher at CESEM – Universidade Nova of Lisbon. Her main research interest focuses on Portuguese and Italian
Giuseppina Raggi is researcher at the University of Coimbra, specialized in early-modern architecture and in artistic cross-cultural exchange. Currently, she is cocoordinator of the project "«1719–2019» Filippo Juvarra, Domenico Scarlatti e o papel das mulheres na promoção da
ópera e do teatro em Portugal".
Maria Ida Biggi is associate professor of Theatre and Performance History at the Ca’ Foscari University of Venice and the director of the Institute of Theatre and Opera of the Fondazione Giorgio Cini in Venice. She is author of books, articles and essays dedicated to stage design and theatre architecture and she curated various exhibitions.