Milano: Gio. Ricordi [PNs 11587-600, 11651-56], .
Oblong folio. 1f. (title), 1f. (named cast list, contents), 5-273, [i] (blank) pp. Each number with separate caption title and secondary pagination. Engraved.
Named cast list includes Fanny Kemble, Giovanni Verger, Giovanni Cartagenova, and Fanny Goldberg.
With undated Ricordi blindstamp to lower inner corner of first leaves.
From the collection of Italian conductor, vocal coach, and close associate of Puccini and Mascagni, Luigi Ricci (1893-1981).
Lacking wrappers; some wear, browning, and soiling; scattered light foxing; several leaves detached; first 7 leaves trimmed at blank right margin.
First Edition. Scarce (no copies located in the U.S.).
La marescialla d'Ancre, a tragedia lirica in 2 acts to a libretto by Giovanni Prati after Alfred de Vigny, premiered in Padua at the Teatro Nuovo on 23 July 1839.
Nini spent the first part of his career as a successful opera composer in northern Italy. La marescialla d'Ancre, his second opera, was the most successful. He left the theatre behind in 1847, directing and composing sacred music in Bergamo for the rest of his life.
"He was an excellent contrapuntist and composer of church music, and as such was greatly appreciated by Rossini." Giovanni Carli Ballola in Grove Music Online.
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