Milano: Francesco Lucca, . Small octavo. Original publisher's blue printed wrappers with titling to upper within decorative border. 1f. (recto title, verso publisher's note), 1f. (recto named cast list, verso blank), - pp. Text in Italian.
Named cast includes Albina Contarini, Romano Nannetti, Teresa Stolz, Antonio Cotogni, Antonio Galetti, Luigi Casarini, Luigi Alessandrini, Domenico Lionardi, Luigi Vianello, Giuseppe, Fancelli, Gio. Francesco Angelini, Lena Bordato, and Giovanni Coletti.
Very slightly worn and creased; uniformly browned.
Les Huguenots, set to a libretto by Eugène Scribe between 1832-35, premiered in Paris at the Opéra on February 20, 1836.
Following the enormous success of his grande opera Robert le diable, Meyerbeer was "faced with the prospect of not merely maintaining the same standard of success, but surpassing it... On 23 October 1832 a contract was signed for La St Barthélemy (also known as Léonore, Valentine, and eventually Les Huguenots), the music for which was to be ready by 15 December 1833. ... Les Huguenots had is première- one of the most memorable in opera history -on 29 February 1836." It was the first opera to receive more than a thousand performances at the Paris Opéra. Heinz Becker in Grove Music Online. Item #31707
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