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Visit to Mantua of Ferdinand Karl, Archduke of Austria, his brother Cardinal Sigismund Franz, Bishop of Augsburg, and his wife Anna de' Medici. (Mantua: 1652)
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Feste celebrate in Mantoua alla venuta de serenissii arciduchi Ferdinando Carlo, e Sigismondo Francesco d'Austria, et arciduchessa Anna Medici, il carneuale dell'anno 1652. (Mantua, 1652)
  Page 001  
  Title_page
  Page 003  
  Dedication
  Page 005  
  Section "La presente narrazione ...".
  Page 010  
  Ballet Given by Marchese Ottavio Gonzaga to demonstrate the forms of Italian dance, the ballet involved a large number of dancers and included a sung dialogue between two rivers, the Eno and the Mincio.
  Page 011  
  Libretto Text of the songs sung by the two rivers.
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  Water_spectacle With fireworks and music, representing an episode from the travels of Jason and his Argonauts.
Fireworks Designed by Livio Asiani, a structure designed to resemble the Argonauts' ship was armed with fireworks.
Section "Festa de'fuochi in acqua".
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  Ballet Danced by the Archduchess Isabella Clara and her ladies.
Section "Balletto delle stelle fatto dalla serenissima arciduchessa Isabella Clara, e sue dame."
  Page 026  
  Libretto Of the four scenes of the Balletto delle stelle.
  Page 035  
  Section "Festa della bariera nel teatro grande."
  Page 043  
  Mass Celebrated in the church of San Andrea.
Section "Festa dell'ascensa".
  Page 044  
  Section "Festa del combattimento a cavallo dei mostri."
  Page 052  
  Opera La Theti, by Senator Gabrielli.
  Page 053  
  Section "Argomento della Theti."
  Page 054  
  Dramatis_personnae
  Page 055  
  Libretto Of La Theti.
  Page 061  
  Section "Alla serenissima Anna arciduchessa d'Austria. Ode lirica del marchese Annibale Lanzoni."
  Page 068  
  Poem Poems to Ferdinand Karl and Sigismondo.
  Page 069  
  Section "Al serenissimo arciduca Ferdinando Carlo d'Austria" by Gioanni Bascarini.
  Page 075  
  Poem Addressed to Ferdinand.
Festival details

Festival:
Visit to Mantua of Ferdinand Karl, Archduke of Austria, his brother Cardinal Sigismund Franz, Bishop of Augsburg, and his wife Anna de' Medici.

Date:
1652

City:
Mantua

Participants:
Ferdinand Karl (1628-1662), Archduke of Austria
Sigismund Franz von Tirol (1630-1665), Bishop of Augsburg, Bishop of Trent
Anna de' Medici (1616-1676), m. Archduke Karl of Austria

Dynasty:
Gonzaga

Performers/artisans:
Livio Asiani. (Fireworks engineer)
Book details

Title:
Feste celebrate in Mantoua alla venuta de serenissii arciduchi Ferdinando Carlo, e Sigismondo Francesco d'Austria, et arciduchessa Anna Medici, il carneuale dell'anno 1652.

Names:
Tarachia, Angelo (Author)
Osanna family (Printer)

Published:
Mantua, 1652

Shelfmark:
9930.bbb.47

Format:
52, [24] pp. 4ยบ

References:
Watanabe No. 484

Notes:
The main, paginated section of the book (the account of the festivities) is followed by three unpaginated sections with half-titles: the libretto of Gabrielli's opera, poems in praise of the three by Annibale Lanzoni and a letter addressed to Ferdinand Karl.
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