Milano: Pirola, .
Small octavo. Contemporary marbled wrappers. 1f. (recto title, verso blank), 1f. (dedication), 1f. ("Argomento"), 1f. (recto named cast list, verso named orchestra and stage personnel), 34 pp. With woodcut vignettes to head of each act.
Cast list includes Angelica Catalani, Adamo Bianchi, Antonio Brizzi, Giacomo Calcina, Paolo Ferrario, Teresa Calcina, and Gaspare Mojrani.
Wrappers slightly worn and stained. Minor internal wear; light uniform browning; some signatures separating; minor worming to inner margin of first 4ff., just touching text. Lacking final leaf of cast list, "Attorini Ballerini" and "Mutazioni di Scene per l'Opera" (supplied in facsimile).
First Edition. Sesini 33456.
I Baccanali di Roma, to a libretto by Luigi Romanelli, premiered in Milan at La Scala on 21 January 21 1801 featuring a very young Angelica Catalani in some of her earliest performances at La Scala; her debut there was just one month earlier, in December of 1800).
Price: $120.00 other currencies