Napoli: Luigi Marescalchi, . Oblong folio. Sewn. [i] (title within decorative border incorporating floral motifs), 2-8 pp. Engraved. Scored for  Corni in A,  Violini, Viole, Aristea [soprano], and unmarked, unfigured instrumental bass.
With "Po I No. 18." Price in ink to foot of title: "F.3," later corrected to "4."
Creased and somewhat worn; small tear to final leaf.
First Edition of the full score of this number from the opera, published in connection with the opera's first production. Robinson I, p. 370 (no tentative date; 4 copies; 2, including the one at the Library of Congress, with separate oboe parts). RISM P442 (9 copies, some with separate oboe parts; 2 in the U.S., at the Library of Congress and San Francisco State University, both with the oboe parts). Published simultaneously with scores of nos. 8-9 (RISM P435), 17-18 (RISM P441), and 19 (RISM P443), and a vocal score with instrumental bass of 17 of the opera's 24 numbers (RISM P433).
The opera, set to a libretto by Metastasio, was first produced in Naples at the Teatro San Carlo on January 20, 1786. Anna Morichelli Bosello (1750/55-1800) was an Italian soprano. Item #26883
Price: $120.00 other currencies