Lipsia: Breitkopf e Härtel [PN 2677], [ca. 1815]. Oblong folio. Original publisher's printed wrappers. 1f. (title in Italian with engraved vignette of a scene from the final act of the opera), [i] (secondary title in German), 2 (cast list and table of contents), 3-184 pp. Lithographed. Text in Italian and German.
With the handstamp "Ex Muscaliis Frics Eibe... " to blank outer margin of title.
Wrappers somewhat worn; spine split. Slightly worn and creased; foxed; staining to blank outer margins of some leaves; last two signatures detached.
The Prague version, without recitatives. Third issue of the Italian-German edition by Breitkopf. Köchel p. 598. Cf. Hoboken 347 (which lacks first Italian title). RISM M4514.
First performed on October 29, 1797 in Prague, "[Don Giovanni] was the second operatic collaboration of Mozart and his librettist Lorenzo da Ponte, who, some fifteen months earlier, had had a great success with their Le nozze di Figaro. Their third and last opera together was to be Così fan tutte. This triumvirate of masterworks has earned them their current reputation as one of the world's greatest opera-writing teams..." Zaslaw and Cowdery p. 61. Item #26680
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