Napoli: Clausetti e Co. [PNs 1500-20], .
Oblong folio. Brown leather-backed dark green embossed paper boards, spine in gilt-ruled compartments with titling gilt. 203 pp. Each number with separate caption title and secondary pagination. Engraved.
Decorative title printed in blue.
Named cast list includes Gaetano Ferri, Gaetano Fraschini, Laudano, Arati, Rosina Penco, Adelaide Borghi-Mamo, and Salvetti.
From the collection of Luigi Ricci (1893-1981), Italian conductor, vocal coach, and close associate of Puccini and Mascagni.
Binding worn and rubbed; tears to upper; mostly detached. Light thumbing and foxing throughout; first several leaves detached and frayed at edges.
First Edition, co-published with Lucca in Milan. Scarce (4 copies outside Italy).
Marco Visconti, a melodramma tragico in 3 acts to a libretto by Domenico Bolognese after the novel by Tommaso Grossi, premiered in Naples at the Teatro San Carlo on 9 February 1854.
"Petrella was one of the last composers of the old Neapolitan tradition. ... As one of the most performed composers of the generation between Donizetti and Puccini, Petrella has a distinctive place in the history of Italian opera." Michael Rose in Grove Dictionary of Opera.
Price: $250.00 other currencies