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date: 08 December 2019

Martinelli, Gaetano locked

  • Marita P. McClymonds


( fl 1764–95). Italian librettist . He first appears as the author of the successful dramma giocoso Li rivali placati, set by P. A. Guglielmi for Venice in 1764. Three similar works followed in quick succession, drawing him to the attention of Duke Carl Eugen, who engaged him in 1766 to produce comic opera for his new theatre at Ludwigsburg (near Stuttgart). There Martinelli wrote five works for Jommelli, who had not composed comic opera for over ten years. In 1768 Jommelli arranged to work for the Portuguese court theatre in absentia, sending Martinelli as his representative. During his early years in Lisbon Martinelli directed Jommelli revivals, including the French-inspired Fetonte. He also provided Jommelli with a reworked version of Metastasio’s Ezio and a new semi-serious magic opera, Le avventure di Cleomede, both produced in Lisbon in 1772. For Perez, the Portuguese mestre da capela real, he wrote the French-inspired ...

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