[Martha]. Marta Opera Semiseria in Quattro Atti. [Libretto]. Friedrich Freiherr von FLOTOW.
[Martha]. Marta Opera Semiseria in Quattro Atti. [Libretto]

[Martha]. Marta Opera Semiseria in Quattro Atti. [Libretto]

Milano: Francesco Lucca, [ca. 1864]. Octavo. Original publisher's blue printed wrappers. 1f. (title with copyright notice to verso), 1f. (cast list), [5]-47, [i] (blank) pp. With publisher's catalogue to verso of lower wrapper.

Cast list with blank second column with the printed title "Attori," with named cast added in contemporary manuscript. Small oblong handstamp to upper wrapper.

Wrappers slightly worn and torn with minor loss. Slightly creased; some corners turned; occasional light foxing.

Probable First Italian Edition. OCLC no. 251513193.

Martha, oder Der Markt zu Richmond, to a libretto by Friedrich Wilhelm Riese, was first performed at the Kärntnertor in Vienna on November 25, 1847.

"[Flotow] is best remembered for his romantic comic opera Martha, which continues to be staged; the aria ‘Ach so fromm’ (and in its Italian version as ‘M’appari tutt’ amor’) has become a staple of the tenor aria repertory." Peter Cohen in Grove Music Online. Item #26769

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