Saturday, 18 August 2018

580) Jacopo Peri

Jacopo Peri (1561 – 1633), known under the pseudonym Il Zazzerino. Italian composer and singer of the transitional period between the Renaissance and Baroque styles, and is often called the inventor of opera. He wrote the first work to be called an opera today, Dafne (around 1597), and also the first opera to have survived to the present day, Euridice (1600).

- "Jacopo Peri, whose red-hued hair earned him this nickname [Zazzerino]." https://books.google.it/books…

- "Jacopo Peri, an accomplished artist ten years younger than Caccini (and endowed with attractive red-golden hair)..." https://books.google.it/books…

- "Rosselli explains the nickname Il Zazzerino (a reference to Peri's shock of red hair)..." https://books.google.it/books…

- "... Jacopo Peri, a young tenor nicknamed Zazzerino (long hair) for his mane of red-blond hair who moved listeners to tears with his voice." https://books.google.it/books…


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