[Ballet]. Il Conte d'Essex Appartamento d'una Regina. Etching and aquatint by Carlo Zucchi after Alessandro Sanquirico (1737-1777). Gaetano GIOJA.

[Ballet]. Il Conte d'Essex Appartamento d'una Regina. Etching and aquatint by Carlo Zucchi after Alessandro Sanquirico (1737-1777).

334 x 402 mm. A very good impression on wove paper.

This scene from the ballet depicts a high vaulted Gothic room in which a seated woman and two men watch while a second women (?the queen) dances.

Small tear to lower edge, not affecting image.

Il Conte d'Essex was first performed at La Scala in Milan in the autumn of 1818. The music for the ballet is ascribed to the Austrian writer and composer Peter Lichtenthal (1780-1853). "He was a close friend of Mozart's son Karl, and an ardent proponent of Mozart's chamber music. He composed about 50 works, including seven ballets for the Teatro alla Scala, church music, orchestral music (about 15 symphonies), chamber music, songs, piano and organ works. A number of these were published; most of his manuscripts are in the Milan Conservatory library." Alfred Loewenberg and Bruce Carr in Grove Music Online.

"Gioia’s works show the cross-fertilization between opera and pantomime balletn dancer and choreographer. "... his prodigious output amounted to some 95 different ballets in more than 220 productions. Gioia’s works show the cross-fertilization between opera and pantomime ballet... Gioia’s ballets were important models for Italian operas of his and the following generation... The realistic acting technique of dancers in Gioia’s ballets influenced the expressive art of such outstanding young singers as Pasta and Malibran..." Kathleen Kuzmick Hansell in Grove Music Online. Item #27683

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