Milano: Gaspare Truffi, 1840. Small octavo. Original publisher's light pink printed wrappers with titling within decorative borders. 1f. (recto title, verso blank), 1f. (recto named cast, verso named orchestra), 1f. (recto choir and production personnel, verso named dancers), -40 pp. Decorative woodcut device to head of first act. Text in Italian.
Named cast includes Erminia Frezzolini, Ignazio Marini, Catone Lonato, Napoleone Moriani, Gaetano Rossi, Teresa Brambilla, Francesco Regini, Antonio Benciolini, and Felicita Bayllou. With choreography by Salvatore Taglioni and an extensive list of named dancers including Fanny Cerrito And Carlo Blasis at the Scuola di Balli.
Wrappers worn and faded with minor chips and small tears to edges; "1073" and "85" in ink to upper. Slightly worn and foxed; lower outer corners slightly creased.
Giovanna II, set to a libretto by Gaetano Rossi, premiered in Milan at La Scala on March 12, 1840. Item #31731
Price: $120.00 other currencies