The 1608 luxurious feasts for the marriage of prince Francesco to Infanta Margherita of Savoia werw maybe the most impressive expression of Vincenzo Gonzaga’ taste and cultural-political design. Federico Follino provides us with a precious Compendio of them, which includes all the texts of the spectacles and two plates which illustrate the naumachia planned by Bertazzolo. By analyzing Follino’ text the festival and spectacular events of the entire cycle were reconstructed; furthermore it is noticed how the court was most attentive to all the spectacular novelties and excellences like the ‘commedia musicale’ or the ballet as autonomous genre, as well as to the more known spectacular varieties. It is also pointed out how a great importance was attributed to the scenic aspects and the stage-designing skill of the time.
|Translated title of the contribution||[Autom. eng. transl.] COMPENDIO / DELLE SONTUOSE / PARTIES / MADE THE YEAR MDCVIII. / IN THE CITY OF MANTUA, / FOR THE REAL WEDDING OF / SERENISSIMO PRINCE / D. FRANCESCO GONZAGA, / WITH THE SERENISSIMA INFANTE / MARGHERITA DI SAVOIA. / IN MANTUA, / At Aurelio, and Lodovico Osanna Stampatori Ducali. MDC.IIX. / With license from the Superiors|
|Title of host publication||Vincenzo I Gonzaga 1562-1612. Il fasto pel potere|
|Number of pages||4|
|Publication status||Published - 2012|
- Vincenzo I Gonzaga
- nozze regali
- royal weddings