Milano: Gaspare Truffi, 1840.
Small octavo. Sewn. 1f. (recto title, verso blank), 2ff. (named cast list), -40 pp. With decorative woodcut device to title and head of each act.
Cast list of singers, dancers, instrumentalists, set and costume designers, etc. includes singers Erminia Frezzolini, Ignazio Marini, Catone Lonato, Napoleone Moriani, Gaetano Rossi, Teresa Brambilla, Francesco Regini, Antonio Benciolini, and Felicita Bayllou and dancers Fanny Cerrito and Carlo Blasis, with choreography by Salvatore Taglioni.
Small bookplate laid down to verso of title. Worn, thumbed, and lightly soiled; minor dampstaining; several small tears; occasional small tape repairs to inner margins.
"[Coccia] produced 20 operas, mostly for the smaller theatres of Venice, where he entered into unequal competition with the young Rossini; and it was not until after the latter's departure for Naples that he won general acclaim ..." Julian Budden, Dennis Libby, and Simon Maguire in Grove Music Online
Giovanna II, to a libretto by Gaetano Rossi, premiered in Milan at the Teatro alla Scala on 12 March 1840.
Price: $120.00 other currencies