Milano... Napoli... Roma... Firenze: Ricordi [PNs 26706-26743], .
Oblong folio. Half dark red leather with gilt titling to spine. 1f. (title), [i] (named cast list), [i] (index), 467, [i] (blank) pp., being 38 numbers from the opera each with individual pagination.
From the library of the noted contralto Sofia Scalchi-Lolli (1850-1922), with her name stamped in gilt to upper board.
Binding considerably worn; boards detached. Some browning; occasional foxing; lacking four leaves (pp. 169-172, supplied in photocopy); single crease to title leaf; occasional minor defects.
Gossett p. 336, no. 10.
A dramma giocoso after Charles Perrault’s Cendrillon and librettos by Charles-Guillaume Etienne for Nicolas Isouard’s Cendrillon (1810, Paris) and Francesco Fiorini for Stefano Pavesi’s Agatina, o La virtù premiata (1814, Milan), La Cenerentola was first performed in Rome at the Teatro Valle on January 25, 1817.
"Written in a little over three weeks, the work quickly proved to be enormously popular in Italy and abroad. Although it was performed only intermittently in the years following the composer's death, it began to return to the repertory in the 1920s and early 1930s." Robert Orledge in Grove Music Online. Many distinguished singers, including Laure Cinti-Damoreau, Maria Malibran, Sofia Scalchi-Lolli, and Conchita Supervia, have interpreted the title role.
Scalchi-Lolli had a successful career performing at numerous opera houses in Europe and the United States, including many performances at Covent Garden and the Metropolitan Opera.
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