Carlo Goldoni

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Carlo Osvaldo Goldoni (, also, ; 25 February 1707 – 6 February 1793) was an Italian playwright and librettist from the Republic of Venice.wikipedia
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Venetian language

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Though he wrote in French and Italian, his plays make rich use of the Venetian language, regional vernacular, and colloquialisms.
Notable Venetian-language authors include the playwrights Ruzante (1502–1542), Carlo Goldoni (1707–1793) and Carlo Gozzi (1720–1806).

The Servant of Two Masters

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One of his best known works is the comic play Servant of Two Masters, which has been translated and adapted internationally numerous times.
The Servant of Two Masters (Il servitore di due padroni) is a comedy by the Italian playwright Carlo Goldoni written in 1746.

One Man, Two Guvnors

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In 2011, Richard Bean adapted the play for the National Theatre of Great Britain as One Man, Two Guvnors.
One Man, Two Guvnors is a play by Richard Bean, an English adaptation of Servant of Two Masters (Il servitore di due padroni), a 1743 Commedia dell'arte style comedy play by the Italian playwright Carlo Goldoni.

Opera buffa

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In 1966 it was adapted into an opera buffa by the American composer Vittorio Giannini. After 1748, Goldoni collaborated with the composer Baldassare Galuppi, making significant contributions to the new form of 'opera buffa'.
High points in this history are the 80 or so libretti by Carlindo Grolo, Loran Glodici, Sogol Cardoni and various other approximate anagrams of Carlo Goldoni, the three Mozart/Da Ponte collaborations, and the comedies of Gioachino Rossini and Gaetano Donizetti.

Baldassare Galuppi

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After 1748, Goldoni collaborated with the composer Baldassare Galuppi, making significant contributions to the new form of 'opera buffa'.
In his early career Galuppi made a modest success in opera seria, but from the 1740s, together with the playwright and librettist Carlo Goldoni, he became famous throughout Europe for his comic operas in the new dramma giocoso style.

University of Modena and Reggio Emilia

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He studied law at Udine, and eventually took his degree at University of Modena.
Some famous students who attended the University include Ludovico Antonio Muratori, a noted Italian historian and scholar who graduated in 1694, the playwright Carlo Goldoni in the 17th century and, in the last century, Sandro Pertini, who became President of the Italian Republic.

La buona figliuola

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His operatic works include two of the most successful musical comedies of the eighteenth century, Il filosofo di campagna (The Country Philosopher), set by Galuppi (1752) and La buona figliuola (The Good Girl), set by Niccolò Piccinni (1760).
The libretto, by Carlo Goldoni, is based on Samuel Richardson's novel Pamela; or, Virtue Rewarded.

Rimini

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His father placed him under the care of the philosopher Caldini at Rimini but the youth soon ran away with a company of strolling players and returned to Venice.
The first stable theatre in Rimini is documented since 1681, when the city council decided on the transformation of the Arengo's main hall into a large theatre hall, hosting shows of amateur dramatics companies and the young Carlo Goldoni, who was studying philosophy in the city at that time.

Venice

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Goldoni was born in Venice in 1707, the son of Margherita and Giulio Goldoni.
Ruzante (1502–1542), Carlo Goldoni (1707–1793), and Carlo Gozzi (1720–1806) used the Venetian dialect extensively in their comedies.

Le bourru bienfaisant

Among the plays which he wrote in French, the most successful was Le bourru bienfaisant, dedicated to the Marie Adélaïde, a daughter of Louis XV and aunt to the dauphin, the future Louis XVI of France.
Le bourru bienfaisant (The Beneficent Bear, Il burbero benefico) is a French prose comedy in three acts by Venetian playwright Carlo Goldoni.

Carlo Gozzi

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In 1757, he engaged in a bitter dispute with playwright Carlo Gozzi, which left him utterly disgusted with the tastes of his countrymen; so much so that in 1761 he moved to Paris, where he received a position at court and was put in charge of the Theatre Italien.
Pietro Chiari and Carlo Goldoni, two Venetian writers, were moving away from the old style of Italian theatre, which threatened the work of the Granelleschi Society.

Niccolò Piccinni

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His operatic works include two of the most successful musical comedies of the eighteenth century, Il filosofo di campagna (The Country Philosopher), set by Galuppi (1752) and La buona figliuola (The Good Girl), set by Niccolò Piccinni (1760).
Piccinni's first opera, Le donne dispettose, was produced in 1755, and in 1760 he composed, at Rome, the chef d'œuvre of his early life, La Cecchina, ossia la buona Figliuola, an opera buffa with a libretto by Goldoni, which "enjoyed a two-year run in Rome and was played in all the important European capitals. It can probably be called the most popular opera buffa of the 18th century...[even more than]... Pergolesi's La serva padrona...[and]... The first of the new era, culminating in the masterworks of Mozart."

The Venetian Twins

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The Venetian Twins (Italian - I due gemelli veneziani, or "The two Venetian twins") is a 1747 play by Carlo Goldoni, based on Plautus's Menaechmi.

The Antiquarian's Family

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The Antiquarian's Family, or The Mother-in-law and the Daughter (La famiglia dell'antiquario, ossia La suocera e la nuora) is a comedy by Venetian author Carlo Goldoni, first published in 1749.

Chioggia

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He was employed as a law clerk at Chioggia and Feltre, after which he returned to his native city and began practicing.
Chioggia served Carlo Goldoni as the setting of his play Le baruffe chiozzotte, one of the classics of Italian literature: a baruffa was a loud brawl, and chiozzotto (today more frequently chioggiotto in Italian, or cioxoto in Venetian) is the demonym for Chioggia.

La putta onorata

La putta onorata ("The honorable maiden") is a comedy play by Venetian playwright Carlo Goldoni.

Livorno

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During his many wanderings and adventures in Italy, he was constantly at work and when, at Livorno, he became acquainted with the manager Medebac, he determined to pursue the profession of playwriting in order to make a living.
Every year some of his operas are traditionally played during the lyric music season, which is organized by the Goldoni Theatre.

Ghislieri College

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In 1723 his father matriculated him into the stern Collegio Ghislieri in Pavia, which imposed the tonsure and monastic habits on its students.
Among its distinguished alumni are Carlo Goldoni and several Italian statesmen, scientists and scholars of the last two centuries.

Pavia

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In 1723 his father matriculated him into the stern Collegio Ghislieri in Pavia, which imposed the tonsure and monastic habits on its students.
Among the illustrious scholars who studied or taught at the University of Pavia, the following are at least worth remembering: Carlo Goldoni, Gerolamo Cardano, Gerolamo Saccheri, Ugo Foscolo, Alessandro Volta the inventor of the battery, Lazzaro Spallanzani, Antonio Scarpa, Carlo Forlanini, the Nobel laureate biologist Camillo Golgi, the Nobel laureate chemist Giulio Natta and Emanuele Severino, one of the most important contemporary Italian philosophers.

The Liar (Goldoni play)

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The Liar (Il bugiardo) is a comedy by Carlo Goldoni.

The Mistress of the Inn

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The Mistress of the Inn (La locandiera ), also translated as The Innkeeper Woman or Mirandolina (after the play's main character), is a 1753 three-act comedy by the Italian playwright Carlo Goldoni about a coquette.

Griselda (Vivaldi)

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The celebrated Venetian playwright Carlo Goldoni was hired to adapt the libretto for Vivaldi.

Teatro Malibran

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During this period he also wrote librettos for opera seria and served for a time as literary director of the San Giovanni Grisostomo, Venice's most distinguished opera house.
In 1737, when Carlo Goldoni was placed in charge of the Venetian stage, prose works began to be performed (many of these his own comedies).

Le baruffe chiozzotte

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Le baruffe chiozzotte (Brawling in Chioggia) is a play by the Italian playwright Carlo Goldoni, first performed at the Teatro San Luca in Venice in January 1762.

Amalasuntha

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Goldoni entered the Italian theatre scene with a tragedy, Amalasunta, produced in Milan.
The life of Amalasuntha was made the subject of a tragedy, the first play written by the young Carlo Goldoni and presented at Milan in 1733.