Bologna: Forni, . 2 volumes. Oblong folio. Full publisher's red cloth with titling in black. Facsimile of the autograph musical manuscript of the full score.
Binding very slightly worn and soiled; a little minor staining to edges of first two leaves of Volume I, otherwise in very good condition.
A "dramma giocoso" in two acts to a libretto by Jacopo Ferretti after Charles Perrault’s Cendrillon and librettos by Charles-Guillaume Etienne for Nicolas Isouard’s Cendrillon (1810, Paris) and Francesco Fiorini for Stefano Pavesi’s Agatina, o La virtù premiata (1814, Milan), La Cenerentola was first performed in Rome at the Teatro Valle on January 25, 1817.
"Rossini wrote La Cenerentola in a little over three weeks in January 1817. As with two earlier comic masterpieces, L’italiana in Algeri and Il barbiere di Siviglia, Rossini and his librettist had important precedents with which to work, enabling a text to be assembled and musical and dramatic perspectives to be calculated in the shortest possible time... [The] opera quickly proved to be enormously popular in Italy and abroad." Richard Osborne in Grove Music Online.
Published on the occasion of the centenary of Rossini's death. Item #29716
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