Parma: Grafiche STEP, 1980. Large folio, 495 x 352 mm. 23 leaves loose in original publisher's portfolio printed in colour. Text in Italian.
From the collection of the distinguished American mezzo-soprano Marilyn Horne (b. 1934).
Limited edition. No copies located in the U.S.
Giuseppe Verdi's Giovanna d'arco, set to a libretto by Temistocle Solera, premiered in Milan at the Teatro alla Scala on February 15, 1845. The Parma production opened on December 26, 1858.
Carlo Martini (fl. 1830-1860) was the leading costume designer in Parma since at least 1835; he is best-known for his designs for a series of Verdi productions at the Teatro Regio.
"Horne had a voice of extraordinary range, rich and tangy in timbre, with a stentorian chest register and an exciting top... In concert she once achieved the feat of singing in a single programme Rossini arias and Brünnhilde’s Immolation Scene, proof of her exceptional versatility. Throughout her lengthy career she was an admired recitalist, singing lieder, mélodies, Spanish and American songs with equal aplomb." Alan Blyth in Grove Music Online. Item #31381
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