Venezia: Giuseppe Molinari, .
Octavo. Original publisher's dark ivory printed wrappers with titling within decorative border. 1f. (recto title, verso blank), 1f. (recto named instrumentalists, verso named cast list), 5-40 pp. Text in Italian.
Named cast includes Cleto Capetini, Antonio De Val, Adelaide Polani, Giuseppe Razzanelli, Carolina Vietti, and Pietro Merico.
Upper wrapper worn, chipped, and detached, lower lacking. Slightly worn, browned, and creased.
An opéra comique in 3 acts to a libretto by Mélesville [Anne-Honoré-Joseph Duveyrier], Zampa was first performed in Paris at the Opéra-Comique (Salle Ventadour) on May 3, 1831.
Hérold "wrote some of the most enduring masterpieces in the genre of opéra comique... [His] beautifully crafted score [to Zampa] contains many fine ensemble numbers, such as the quartet on Zampa’s first entry, ‘Le voilà, que mon âme est émue’, the first-act finale for the pirates as they express superstitious horror at the statue’s refusal to part with Zampa’s ring, the charming love duets for Alphonse and Camille and the final trio. All the music is perfectly suited to its subject, while the portions devoted to Zampa and the statue are highly dramatic as well as melodious." Elizabeth Forbes in Grove Music Online.
Price: $40.00 other currencies