Milano... G. Ricordi [PN 49457], 1944. Quarto. Publisher's dark orange cloth boards. 1f. (title), 1f. (cast, index), 126 pp.
Binding very slightly worn and faded; upper corner of front free endpaper lacking.
Fifth Italian edition. Schickling 60.E.4a. Hopkinson ID(d). Virtually identical to the fourth edition.
Puccini's first stage work, Le Villi, after Alphonse Karr’s short story Les Willis, was first performed in Milan at the Teatro Dal Verme on May 31, 1884 and in a revised version in Turin at the Teatro Regio on December 26, 1884).
"Like many a beginner’s work Le villi shows a number of influences, from Ponchielli and Catalani (notably in the tenor romanza) to Gounod and Bizet in the dance movements, Massenet in the solos, and even the Weber of Der Freischütz in the final scene. At the same time Puccini’s individual voice can be heard ..." Julian Budden in Grove Music Online. Item #26304
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