Milano: Gio. Ricordi [PN 9451-9469], [ca. 1837]. Oblong folio. Plain dark ivory boards marbled paper-backed boards with manuscript title label and shelfmark to spine. 1f. (recto title, verso blank), 1f. (recto table of contents with plate and page numbers, verso named cast list), 5-203, [i] (blank) pp. Engraved.
Named cast list includes Vaschetti, Rigamonti, Spiaggi, Scalese, Pedrazzi, Baylou, Tadolini, and Ruggeri.
Binding slightly worn, rubbed, and bumped. Very small tear to lower outer corner of pp. 115-116, not affecting music. A very good copy, printed on fine laid paper.
First Edition. Catalogo Ricordi online. OCLC no. 48594286.
La festa della rosa ossia Enrichetta di Bajenfeld was first performed at the Kärntnertor in Vienna on June 29, 1836.
Coppola studied under his father Giuseppe and brother Francesco and at the Naples Conservatory. He is best-known for his many operas, of which his most famous, Nina pazza per amore, premiered at the Teatro Valle in Rome in February 1835, one year before La Festa della Rosa. While many of his works enjoyed contemporary success in the major opera houses of Europe, they have rarely been performed since. Item #26904
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