Milano: Edoardo Sonzogno [PN E 1405 S], 1907. Folio. Original publisher's full blue cloth with titling gilt to spine and upper, patterned endpapers. 1f. (recto half-title, verso blank), 1f. (recto title, verso copyright notice), 1f. (recto cast list and table of contents, verso blank), 1f. (recto part-title, verso blank), 144, 1f. (blank), 15-17 (supplement), [i] (blank), 5 (supplement), [i] (blank) pp. With an unpaginated part-title preceding each "episode."
Printed label of the Casa Musicale Sonzogno dated January 1, 1924, with price (L. 30).
Binding slightly worn and bumped. Slightly browned, heavier to blank leaf preceding supplements; several signatures loose; several leaves dampstained at blank lower corners, not affecting music.
First Edition. OCLC no. 19215559.
Marcella, to a libretto by Henry Cain, Edouard Adenis and Lorenzo Stecchetti, was first performed in Milan at the Teatro Lirico on November 9, 1907.
The opera is "a story of love and renunciation across the class barrier... Giordano handled the late Romantic, emotionally vehement idiom of the giovane scuola with ease and fluency, being particularly skilful in weaving into his scores elements of local and historical colour... His stage sense is always sure, and his vocal writing unfailingly effective." Julien Budden in Grove Music Online. Item #26170
Price: $90.00 other currencies