Bonn: N. Simrock [PN 282.], . Oblong folio. Full contemporary light olive green cloth flexible boards with pink rectangular label to upper with titling within decorative border. 1f. (recto title, verso blank), [i] (cast list), 2-221, [i] (blank) pp. Engraved. Text in Italian and German.
Binding somewhat worn and faded; corners bumped; title label with contemporary manuscript shelfmark "A.Nr. 18." Some minor internal wear and soiling.
First Edition. Grove Music Online. Eitner VII, p. 279. Schneider, Katalog Nr. 191 Musikverlag N. Simrock, 67. Not in BUC, Hoboken, or Hirsch.
Griselda, ossia La virtù al cimento, to a libretto by Angelo Anelli after a famous tale of feminine virtue by Giovanni Boccaccio, was first performed in Parma at the Teatro Ducale in January, 1798.
"[Paer] was one of the central figures in the development of opera semiseria during the first decade of the 19th century... The first two of [his] operas in the semiseria style that made him famous were produced during his tenure in Vienna – Griselda (1798, Parma)... and Camilla, ossia Il sotterraneo (1799, Vienna)." Scott L. Balthazar and Julian Budden in Grove Music Online. Item #25852
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