CH 1: JACOPO PERI (1561-1633)


Daphne (myth)   Dafne (Opera)  

Dafne    Libretti

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6.50 ‘Tu dormi, e ‘l dolce sonno’ [FromBaroquewithLove's]


(Note: halfway down the next Opera Baroque Jacopo Peri page,there is an interesting link to

“Who Wrote the First Opera?”.  If you click on it, to return to original Jacopo Peri page,

use the “back arrow” at top left corner of  the screen)


The Baroque Libretto: Domenico Pietropaolo and Mary Ann Parker

La Dafne       L’Euridice

Ovid: The Metamorphoses Book X

Euridice (Myth)    Euridice (Opera & Synopsis)          

Opera & Synopsis    Libretti   Scores

   1.36.14 The earliest surviving opera”[jwhill7]

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1.41.50 [LaPellegrina1589]

  The “Orfeo’s Lament” ”10 Che narri Ohime…” [Farfranz]

Euridice     Le Tre Euridici:

First attempts at the dramatic recitative: Jacopo Peri – Giulio Caccini


 The next site provides links to information about individual operas.

Don’t use the link Back to Homepage,at the bottom of the next screen.

Jacopo Peri and His Extant Operas.         

 “The renaissance of Music” BY Morton Lotham

Use “FRONT COVER” drop down menu. SELECT PAGE 35 (to 49)

(At the bottom paragraph of pg. 43 and the top of pg. 44,

the Author comments on the musical rendition of the “Orfeo’s Lament”.

List of Orphean Operas

Origins of Opera     Italian Opera


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