Milano: Giovanni Ricordi [PNs 13551-13579], .
Oblong folio. Disbound. 1f. (title printed within decorative light teal blue border), 1f. (named cast list, contents), 3-253,  (blank) pp. Engraved.
Named cast list includes Giorgio Ronconi, Gaetano Rossi, Domenico Donzelli, Sofia Löwe, Luigia Abbadia, and Teresa Ruggeri.
Contemporary owner's signature ("Geo. Sweet") to upper outer corner of title with handstamp of Tams Witmark to blank lower margin and blindstamp of Tito Ricordi dated April 1859 to lower outer corner.
Wrappers lacking. Slight dampstaining to lower margin throughout; light foxing to outer leaves; occasional markings in pencil.
First Italian edition, later issue. Published shortly after the French edition. Inzaghi IN. 71, p. 191. Bergamo Catalogue, p. 127, 54. Gaspari III, p. 301.
A melodramma in three acts to a ibretto by Gaetano Rossi and Donizetti after the play by François Ancelot, Maria Padilla premiered in Milan at La Scala on 26 December 1841.
"One of the most unfairly neglected of Donizetti's mature operas, Maria Padilla contains a wealth of brilliant and dramatically powerful music." William Ashbrook in Grove Dictionary of Opera.
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