Parigi: Maurice Schlesinger [PNs M.S. 58; -148; -339], [ca. 1824?]. Folio. Contemporary dark blue calf with marbled boards, titling gilt to spine, marbled endpapers. 1f. (recto title with oval lithographic vignette of a scene from the opera, verso blank),  (cast list and thematic table of contents), 2-145, [i] (blank) pp. Engraved.
Handstamp of Brandus et Cie. to lower outer margin of title.
Binding worn, rubbed, and bumped. Margins of some leaves slightly dampstained; occasional light foxing; title creased.
Scarce. C.f. Jähns p. 303. Lesure p. 390. OCLC (7 copies; nos. 37017368, 367760714, 767905460, 230509980).
Der Freischütz, to a libretto by Johann Friedrich Kind after Johann August Apel and Friedrich Laun's Gespensterbuch, was first performed in Berlin at the Schauspielhaus on June 18, 1821.
"With Der Freischütz [Weber] produced a work that competed successfully with popular French and Italian operas not only in Germany but in other countries as well. The impact of Der Freischütz on opera of the 1820s, 30s, and 40s is evident, as it inspired a spate of gothic works like the vampire operas of Marschner and Lindpaintner, and even as late a work as Der fliegende Holländer owes much to it; outside Germany, its success as Robin des Bois prepared the way for Meyerbeer’s Robert le diable." Paul Corneilson et al. in Grove Music Online. Item #25971
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