Milano: Gio. Ricordi [PNs 5606-10; 5614-16; 6442-47; 6663; 6700-5], .
Oblong folio. Mid-tan leather-backed marbled boards. , 5-217, [i] (blank) pp. Each number with separate caption title and secondary pagination. Engraved.
Named cast includes Sacchi, Spiaggi, Giuditta Grisi, Bernardo Winter, Badiali, Vincenzo Galli, and Macchi.
Small decorative address label of L. Menegazzoli to lower margin of upper board, with their handstamp to upper inne corner of first page of music. Small oval handstamp "Libreria alla Minerva Verona" to foot of title.
From the collection of Italian conductor, vocal coach, and close associate of Puccini and Mascagni, Luigi Ricci (1893-1981).
Binding somewhat worn, rubbed, and bumped; spine mostly lacking; handstamp "418" to upper outer corner of front free endpaper. Slightly worn and foxed.
First Edition. Scarce (4 copies located in the U.S.).
Chiara di Rosembergh, a melodramma in 2 acts to a libretto by Gaetano Rossi, was first performed in Milan at the Teatro alla Scala on 11 October 1831.
"Luigi Ricci’s is one of the more individual voices in Italian opera of the period. His chief gift was for comedy, to which he brought not only a complete mastery of the traditional devices but also a new, robust buffo manner characterized by a wealth of bouncing allegretto melodies, mostly in duple time, and a not infrequent use of folktune... The comic numbers of Chiara di Rosembergh were the most celebrated, but elsewhere there are bold strokes of harmony and rhythm that show an ability to rise to the serious dramatic occasion." Julian Budden in Grove Music Online.
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