Milano: Gio. Ricordi [PNs 5606-10; 5614-16; 6442-47; 6663; 6700-5], [1832-1833]. Oblong folio. Disbound. 1f. (title),  (table of contents with plate and page numbers),  (named cast list), 5-216 pp. Each piece with its own plate number, imprint, price, and secondary pagination. Engraved. Uncut.
Named cast includes Sacchi, Spiaggi, Giuditta Grisi, Bernardo Winter, Badiali, Vincenzo Galli, and Macchi, with sets by Alessandro Sanquirico. Occasional performance annotations in pencil.
Some soiling, creasing, and fraying, heavier to outer leaves; minor loss to blank upper corners of title, not affecting text; several leaves slightly foxed; some cockling; lacking p. 217 (the final page).
First Edition. Scarce. Catalogo Ricordi online. OCLC no. 46995094.
Chiara di Rosembergh, to a libretto by Gaetano Rossi, was first performed in Milan at the Teatro alla Scala on October 11, 1831.
"Luigi Ricci’s is one of the more individual voices in Italian opera of the period. His chief gift was for comedy, to which he brought not only a complete mastery of the traditional devices but also a new, robust buffo manner characterized by a wealth of bouncing allegretto melodies, mostly in duple time, and a not infrequent use of folktune... The comic numbers of Chiara di Rosembergh were the most celebrated, but elsewhere there are bold strokes of harmony and rhythm that show an ability to rise to the serious dramatic occasion." Julian Budden in Grove Music Online. Item #26898
Price: $175.00 other currencies