Apolloni: Librettist of Cesti, Stradella, and Pasquini

Reconstruction of events in the personal and artistic life of the Arezzo poet Giovanni Filippo Apolloni, based on correspondence, contemporary accounts, certain of Apolloni’s poems that are explicitly autobiographical, and the printed librettos. An appendix gives an index of Apolloni’s texts for small forms, cantatas, prologues and intermezzos, oratorios, and operas.