Milano: R. Stabilimento Tito di Gio. Ricordi e Francesco Lucca [PNs 9359-23839], .
Oblong folio. Full modern maroon leatherette, titling gilt to spine. 1f. (recto title, verso blank), 1f. (recto cast list, verso table of contents with plate and page numbers), 5-103, [i] (blank) pp. Engraved.
Publisher's blindstamp dated April 14 to lower margin.
Occasional tears, creases, and worming; tape repairs to final leaf, with no loss of music. An attractive copy overall.
Later edition, later issue, (dated inferred from the appearance of Francesco Lucca's name in imprint; see OCLC no. 52136762), incorporating numbers from both early and later printings.
Il campanello di notte was first performed at the Teatro Nuovo in Naples on June 1, 1836, to a libretto by the composer after Brunswick, M.-B. Troin and V. Lhérie.
"Enrico’s role (created by Giorgio Ronconi) is fitted with all sorts of musical and dramatic opportunities. His encounters with Annibale develop in musical ingenuity. Particularly effective are the episode of the hoarse singer, replete with musical allusions to other scores by Donizetti and by Rossini, and the encounter over the prescription which develops into something with even more bizarre medical terms than Dr Dulcamara’s aria in Elisir, and with more frantic parlando than the Don Pasquale-Malatesta duet." William Ashbrook in Grove Music Online.
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