Texts by Cesare de Seta, Francis Haskell, Franco Mancini, Paolo Isotta
1987 / 200 PAGES
In the mid-18th century, Naples was known as the capital of Music as well as of the Ancient, a reputation that came from the Teatro di San Carlo – the subject of this book – and its works.
The Teatro di San Carlo has been written about by music, set design and architecture historians, as well as by costume and society scholars: the past two-and-a-half centuries have seen a building up of a vast-ranging literature as to genres and quality. Accompanying a majestic iconographic apparatus, this volume recalls its best manifestations.