Milano: F. Lucca [PNs 9751-70], .
Oblong folio. Dark green leather-backed blue marbled boards, original publisher's dark yellow wrappers bound in. 141 pp. Each number with separate caption title and secondary pagination. Engraved.
Wrappers with series title "Opere Teatrali" within elaborate decorative frame incorporating small portraits of Donizetti, Rossini, Bellini, Mercadante, Verdi, and Coccia.
From the collection of Italian conductor, vocal coach, and close associate of Puccini and Mascagni, Luigi Ricci (1893-1981); previously in the collection of Italian composer Francesco Maria Albini (1829-1917), with his inventory number to upper wrapper.
Handstamp "Cabinetto di Lettura Ancona" with initials "F.M" [?] to title.
Binding somewhat worn, rubbed, and bumped; spine faded; front free endpaper lacking; tape repairs to lower wrapper. Light foxing throughout, primarilky to blank margins.
First Edition of this arrangement. Rare (no copies located 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.
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