Rip Van Winkle: Opera Comique, In Three Acts. Libretto by H. Meilhac, Ph. Gille, and H. B. Farnie. [Piano-vocal score]. Robert PLANQUETTE.

Rip Van Winkle: Opera Comique, In Three Acts. Libretto by H. Meilhac, Ph. Gille, and H. B. Farnie. [Piano-vocal score].

London: Chappell, ca. 1882. Quarto. Original publisher's green wrappers printed in dark red. [i] (title), [ii] (named cast list and contents), [iii]-viii (Overture), [3]-163, [iii] (publisher's advertisements) pp. With 2ff. publisher's advertisements printed on blue paper bound in at end.

With the autograph signature of the Italian composer and conductor Paolo Giorza (1832-1914) to upper wrapper, title, and first page of music.

Wrappers worn and with minor tears, chips, and stains; spine reinforced with tape.

First Edition.

Planquette composed the present work in 1882, based on Washington Irving’s novel published in 1819.

"In 1871 Giorza arrived in Australia as music director of a small opera ensemble... Although he was an internationalist, Giorza's career illustrates the richness of Australian intellectual and cultural life before Federation. He was, with Isaac Nathan, the most significant musician to work in Australia during the nineteenth century." John Carmody in the Australian Dictionary of Biography. Item #27492

Price: $275.00  other currencies

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