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1. 1713-1723. Late Baroque period, mostly in regard to events in Italy at that time. During those ten years, Antonio Vivaldi wrote his first opera in 1713 and 19 subsequent operas.

2. We will focus on the Italian composer Antonio Vivaldi and how his classic work "Arsilda, regina di Ponto" was both shaped by Italian opera of the time as well as helped to define the genre.

3. Specifically starting in 1713 Italy was under foreign domination under Habsburg Austria after just being under the foreign rule of Habsburg Spain prior to 1713. This is known as the Early Modern Period in which Italy, just like a multitude of other areas around the world, such as Southeast Asia, were being governed by foreign lands. Capitalism started to bloom into world order as well, first beginning in Northern Ireland which centered around independent production and the selling of goods for profitable turnout. Colonization was also spreading throughout Europe heavily at the time in which Christianity spread rapidly throughout various Italian areas.

4. Our group wanted to find an artist that not only fit within the Baroque period of Italian Opera, but one that was interesting and progressive. We played with a few other composers (Handel, Cavalli), but settled on Antonio Vivaldi due to his great selection of operas, some even controversial, and history's consideration of him as a founder of the Baroque Opera. We chose the time period 1713-1723 because it is not only manageable, but Vivaldi's opera "Arsilda,Regina di Ponto" opened during this time (a very controversial piece) and the rest of his successful works shortly followed.

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Landon, H. C. Robbins. Vivaldi: Voice of the Baroque. [London]: Thames and Hudson, 1993. Print.

Pincherle, Marc. Vivaldi: Genius of the Baroque. [New York, NY]: W. W. Norton and Company, 1957. Print.

Heller, Karl. Antonio Vivaldi: The Red Priest of Venice. [Portland]: Amadeus Press, 1997. Print.

"Italy". Encyclopædia Britannica. 2006. Encyclopædia Britannica Online. April 30, 2006. . 9 November 2012.

Cross, Eric. Vivaldi as Opera Composer: 'Griselda'. The Musical Times. Vol. 119, No. 1623 (May, 1978), pp. 411-413+415-416. Musical Times Publications Ltd.

Macklem, Mary PHD.Vivaldi: Arsilda, Regina di Ponto. Opera Today.

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3. Specifically starting in 1713 Italy was under foreign domination under Habsburg Austria after just being under the foreign rule of Habsburg Spain prior to 1713. This is known as the Early Modern Period in which Italy, just like a multitude of other areas around the world, such as Southeast Asia, were being governed by foreign lands. Capitalism started to bloom into world order as well, first beginning in Northern Ireland which centered around independent production and the selling of goods for profitable turnout. Colonization was also spreading throughout Europe heavily at the time in which Christianity spread rapidly throughout various Italian areas.

3. Specifically starting in 1713 Italy was under foreign domination under Habsburg Austria after just being under the foreign rule of Habsburg Spain prior to 1713. This is known as the Early Modern Period in which Italy, just like a multitude of other areas around the world, such as Southeast Asia, were being governed by foreign lands. Capitalism started to bloom into world order as well, first beginning in Northern Ireland which centered around independent production and the selling of goods for profitable turnout. Colonization was also spreading throughout Europe heavily at the time in which Christianity spread rapidly throughout various Italian areas.

Hi Group,

This is a concise, well-organized entry that gives a lot of useful information.

I think that examining 1713-1723 would be a good bounding that's big enough, but not too big. Focusing on Vivaldi as a representative composer also looks useful - consider, though, since an opera is collaborative, who else worked along with Vivaldi? Was there a librettist, director, or set designer whose work went hand-in-hand with the composer's in creating the opera? Also, realize that since Vivaldi wrote his first opera in 1713, you might have to reach back before this point in order to discuss the political/social context that frames that opera.

Your contextual information is terrific - I especially like that you're looking at political, religious, economic, and cultural information. Continue to dig a little deeper into these - look for representative events that might be useful in terms of explaining a certain context. Is there a good event that shows the spread of capitalism, for instance?

You've cited your sources well, but be sure to italicize book titles and journal titles using the italics html function in the blog platform. Also, you've got a lot of sources on Vivaldi himself, but you rely only on an encyclopedia entry to discuss the rest of what's going on at the time period. Make sure to find some sources that look at the context specifically.

Great work overall!

Bryan

Also, the "controversy" you allude to over Vivaldi's works might be useful to look into to discuss the academic controversy you must investigate in your research.

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