Jacopo Peri

Jacopo Peri (20 August 1561 – 12 August 1633), known under the pseudonym Il Zazzerino, I was an 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).

Birth and Death Data: Born August 30, 1561 (Rome), Died August 12, 1633 (Florence)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1915 - 1928

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer

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Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor C-15643 12-in. 1/29/1915 Funeste piagge Reinald Werrenrath Baritone vocal solo, with woodwind, brass, and harp composer  
Victor BVE-47807 10-in. 10/4/1928 Funeste piaggie Ralph Crane Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  


Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Peri, Jacopo," accessed July 4, 2022, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103000.

Peri, Jacopo. (2022). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 4, 2022, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103000.

"Peri, Jacopo." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2022. Web. 4 July 2022.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103000

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