Milano: G. Ricordi e C. [PNs a47160, n47160, G47160, z 7160, 47160], .
Large octavo. Full textured maroon cloth, titling gilt to spine. 1f. (recto title within decorative border, verso illustration), 1f. (recto named cast list, verso contents), 364 pp. Text in Italian.
Small circular publisher's blindstamp dated May 1925 to lower inner corners of preliminary leaves.
Named cast for Teatro alla Scala performance includes Gustavo Moriami, Ladislao Mierzwinski, Romano Nannetti, Ezio Ciami-Cellaj, Elena Teodorini, Medea Borelli, Fernanda Cappelli, Angelo Fiorentini, and Napoleone Limonta.
Binding slightly worn, rubbed, and bumped. Occasional light foxing; price label over printed price on title.
First performed in Brussels at the Teatro della Monnaie on December 19, 1881 and in Milan at La Scala on February 23, 1882.
"[Massenet] was the most prolific and successful composer of opera in France at the end of the 19th century and into the beginning of the 20th." Annegret Fauser, Patrick Gillis and Hugh Macdonald in Grove Music Online.
Price: $30.00 other currencies