Città di Castello
- Galliano Ciliberti
City in Umbria, Italy. At Carnival 1629, to celebrate the marriage of Vittoria and Gianfrancesco Vitelli, the tourney Il toro celeste was staged with musical intermezzos by Pietro Gambari (libretto in I-CCc and Vgc ). The Accademia degli Illuminati was formed in 1650 and 12 years later it commissioned the architect A. Gabrielli to build the Teatro degli Illuminati. The theatre was inaugurated on 25 August 1666 with the opera Il trionfo della religione cattolica in Inghilterra, to a text by F. I. Lazzari, the academy’s principal (music by G. P. Almeri, G. B. Giansetti and G. Micarelli). In August 1669 another opera to a text by Lazzari was performed, Le gelosie di Bacco (composer unknown), and in 1673 a religious drama by him, La cena di Baldasare. In 1678 and 1679 L’Attenaide and Il Cambise (librettos in I-Bu ) respectively were performed by a company working under the auspices of Louis XIV. On ...