Il Barbiere di Siviglia; a lyric comedy, in two acts ... the libretto edited and translated by Manfredo Maggioni, as represented at the Royal Italian Opera, Covent Garden. [Libretto]. Gioachino ROSSINI.

Il Barbiere di Siviglia; a lyric comedy, in two acts ... the libretto edited and translated by Manfredo Maggioni, as represented at the Royal Italian Opera, Covent Garden. [Libretto]

[London]: T. Brettell, [1855]. Small octavo. Original publisher's green printed wrappers with titling within ruled border to upper and publisher's catalogue to verso of lower. 1f. (recto title, verso named orchestra), [3] (named cast list), [4]-72 pp. Text in English and Italian.

Named cast includes [Pauline] Viardot, [Giovanni Matteo] Mario, [Antonio] Tamburini, [Luigi] Lablache, [Karl Johann] Formes, and Sig. Soldi.

Wrappers slightly worn; several small chips and tears.

The Barber of Seville, set to a libretto by Cesare Sterbini after the play by Pierre-Augustin Baumarchais and Giuseppe Petrosellini's libretto for Paisiellos's opera of the same name, was first performed in Rome at the Teatro Argentina on February 20, 1816.

This 1855 performance would have been one of the celebrated tenor Antonio Tamburini's (Figaro) last; he retired in that same year. Item #31729

Price: $85.00  other currencies

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