Lyrical diplomacy: Count Gustav Philip Creutz (1731-1785) and the opera

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This chapter highlights Swedish diplomat Count Creutz as a protector of opera and an agent of literary and cultural transfers. It examines his interest in opera from the perspective of the consumer, patron, poet and librettist. Artistic circulations here appear in a transnational context, where the modelling of taste obeys not only an aristocratic logic of prestige, but also a larger vision for the progress of the arts and letters.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMoving Scenes : The Circulation of Music and Theatre in Europe, 1700–1815
EditorsPierre-Yves Beaurepaire, Philippe Bourdin, Charlotta Wolff
Number of pages14
Place of PublicationOxford
PublisherUniversity of Oxford, Voltaire Foundation
Publication date2018
ISBN (Print)978-0-7294-1206-3, 0-7294-1206-7
Publication statusPublished - 2018
MoE publication typeA3 Book chapter

Fields of Science

  • 615 History and Archaeology
  • 6122 Literature studies
  • 6131 Theatre, dance, music, other performing arts

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