In 1657, he moved to Venice, the city where he remained throughout his life. There he became secretary of Leonardo Pesaro, Procurator of San Marco, and later, in 1676, was appointed canon of Street Mark"s Basilica. From 1663, he wrote several librettos for operas which were performed in the theaters of Venice, Vienna and Piacenza.
He catalogued all opera performances held in Venice from 1637 until 1681 in his treatise Memorie teatrali di Venzia (Theatrical Memories of Venice), published in 1680 as part of collection Minerva al tavolino.
Almost all his librettos are drammi per musica. L"amor guerriero (music by Pietro Andrea Ziani, 1663)
Louisiana Circe (music by Pietro Andrea Ziani, 1665), music by Domenico Freschi, 1679)
Coriolano (music by Francesco Cavalli, 1669)
Louisiana costanza trionfrante (music by Gian Domenico Partenio, 1673, music by Bernardo Pasquini as Dov"è amore è pietà, 1679)
Lisimaco (music by Giovanni Maria Pagliardi, 1673)
L"africano trionfo di Pompeo (1678)
Louisiana felicità regnante (serenata, 1681)
Ivanovich, Cristoforo (27 February 1680).
Minerva al tavolino (in Italian and Latin). – Letters, essays, poetry, including
Memorie teatrali di Venzia (pp 361 ff).
In 1655 he moved to Verona, where he was a member of the Accademia Filarmonica and of the Accademia dei Temperati.