SEE ALSO Borgias Home | Borgias in TV, Film and Books
| || |
THE BORGIAS: Other Depictions in the Media
| || |
DEPICTIONS OF / REFERENCES TO THE BORGIAS IN POPULAR CULTURE
| || |
| Donizetti Opera - Lucrezia Borgia ||Cantarella - Manga||Cesare - Manga|
| Lucrezia Borgia, is a melodrama Italian opera in two acts by Gaetano Donizetti (1797-1848). It was first performed in Milan, Teatro alla Scala, on December 26, 1833. Libretto is by Felice Romani. Based on "Lucrèce Borgia" by Victor Hugo. Donizetti's opera Lucrezia Borgia has been popular with audiences because of its music and satisfactory casts of leading singers. The music provides a great number of wonderful tunes, but not as much of a considerable dramatic importance compared to his other powerful operas, nevertheless, it served as a model for Rigoletto, the famous opera of Verdi From history, Lucrezia Borgia (April 18, 1480 - June 24, 1519), was the illegitimate daughter of Pope Alexander VI (a powerful Renaissance Valencian, Rodrigo Borgia) and his mistress Vannozza dei Cattanei. ||Cantarella is an ongoing manga series by You Higuri serialized in the Japanese monthly comic magazine Princess Gold Magazine. The first volume was published March 2001 and there have been 11 volumes published in Japan as of December 2009. The series went on a four-year two-month hiatus in Princess Gold Magazine (resuming in the September 2009 issue) while Higuri's other series Crown finished its serialization in the same magazine. Cantarella has also been translated into French, German, English and Russian.||Cesare is a manga series by Souryo Fuyumi, serialized in the Japanese monthly comic magazine Morning and published in tankoubon format by Kodansha. The first volume was published in 2005 and there have been 7 volumes published in Japan so far. The series is currently ongoing in Morning, while Souryo's other work, Eternal Sabbath, is also serialized by the same magazine. In creating Cesare, Souryo has collaborated with a Dante scholar to bring to life a vivid portrait of Renaissance Italy in great and accurate detail.|
| || |
|Assassin's Creed|| George Stuart's Borgias || The Borgias 1981 |
BBC Rare Album
|Assassin's Creed is a historical fantasy, science fiction, third person action-adventure video game developed by Ubisoft Montreal and published by Ubisoft. It was released worldwide in November 2007 on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. and April 2008 for PCs. The game centers on the use of a machine named the "Animus", which allows the viewing of the protagonist's genetic memories of his ancestors. Through this plot device, details emerge of a struggle between two factions, the Knights Templar and the Assassins, over an artifact known as a "Piece of Eden" and the game primarily takes place during the Third Crusade in the Holy Land in 1191. The game received generally positive reviews, and won several awards at E3in 2006. A sequel, Assassin's Creed II, was released in November 2009.|| For a half century, |
George Stuart has carefully researched and modeled the famous and infamous in his exquisite Historical Figures. The Borgias are prominent in his Reformation and Renaissance Group.
For Stuart, his Historical Figures are "props" for his acerbic and humorous performances about the politics of their times.
Stuart still performs monthly at the Museum of Ventura County in Ventura, CA where the Smith gallery is permanently dedicated to his art.
For the current exhibits and performances, check our website News section
|List of soundtracks|
| || || |
| The Borgia Dynasty CD || The Borgias Comic || The Prince: The Struggle of House Borgia|
|Jordi Savall and Hesperion XXI took on a monumental task. They have compiled music that might have accompanied significant events during the lives of these members of the Borgia dynasty. The result is Dinastia Borja: Eglesia I poder al Renaixement, a three-CD compilation with an accompanying book giving further information about members of the Borgia family.|| The Borgias Comic 2005 |
featuring Giulia Farnese
This issue named
|Relive the struggle of Renaissance ItalyIntrigue, warfare and betrayal was the order of the day among the Renaissance Papal States of Italy. Cesare Borgia has long been considered the model of the Renaissance noble, the prototype of Niccolo Machiavelli's Prince-intelligent, cruel, treacherous, and ruthlessly opportunistic.It is the XV-XVIth century, and you, the player, represent one of the great, powerful Italian families-the della Rovere, Colonna, de Medici, Orsini, or the newly-arrived Spanish house of Borgia. Your goal is to attain the one position that will guarantee you, and your family, fame, wealth and power: The Papacy.The Prince is a game of making the best of available resources. Using the members of your family who are cardinals, Papal offices, strongholds in the patrimony of St. Peter, alliances with other families, and even patronage of the remarkable artists who lived at that time, players jostle for position and political leverage until the time comes for the Elector Cardinals to go into their enclave and vote for a new Pope.Accommodating 3 to 5 players, this strategic cardgame brings to life the political intrigue of early Renaissance Italy. Relive the treachery, deceit, and war of Cesare Borgia and the other leaders that surrounded him.|