Paris: L'Auteur [without PN], .
Folio. Quarter 19th-century dark red morocco with full red paper boards, "Mlle. Mathilde de Sassenay" gilt to upper, spine in gilt-ruled compartments with titling and "32" gilt, marbled endpapers. 1f. (title), [i] (dedication), [i] (cast list and scene description), 85, [i] (blank) pp. Engraved.
Title engraved by Lefevre with manuscript note most probably in Mathilde de Sassenay's hand regarding the binding, etc., tipped-in; her signature in ink to upper corner of first page of music. With small music seller's label laid down to lower corner of front pastedown.
Binding slightly worn and bumped; some dampstaining, especially to upper. Minor staining to title, dedication, and outer margins of final leaves, slightly affecting several words; handstamp to lower margin of title; signature to page 1 slightly cropped.
First Edition. Scarce.
The present opera was apparently never performed. Grove Music Online. Paris Opéra, Bibliothèque musicale du Théatre de l'opéra: Catalogue historique, pp. 277-278.
"Blangini composed nearly 30 operas, mostly opéras comiques, as well as church music, 174 romances, 170 nocturnes for two or three voices and many canzonets for one or more voices with piano or harp accompaniment; he claimed, and has subsequently been credited with, the invention of the vocal nocturne (in 1801). Many of his stage works were unsuccessful and received few performances; they are written in a light style. The texts of his very popular romances and nocturnes are of almost exclusively amorous inspiration, and display simplicity of texture and an elegant, fluent melodic style." Emilia Zanetti and Hervé Audéon in Grove Music Online.
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