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Stylistic Considerations Of Calderón’S Opera Librettos, Matthew D. Stroud Jan 1982

Stylistic Considerations Of Calderón’S Opera Librettos, Matthew D. Stroud

Modern Languages and Literatures Faculty Research

The two plays of Calderón that were set to music in their entirety have a number of common characteristics beyond those associated with the mythological plays as a whole. Both of the plays were performed in 1660, La púrpura de la rosa on January 17 to celebrate the marriage of the Infanta María Teresa to Louis XIV of France, and Celos aun del aire matan on December 5 to celebrate the third birthday of the Infante Felipe Próspero. Presented in the Palacio del Buen Retiro, set to music by Juan Hidalgo, staged with the appropriate elaborate machinery, and performed by ...