Braunschweig: G.M. Meyer jr. [PN 196], [ca. 1832].
Oblong octavo. Dark red leather-backed dark orange textured boards with titling gilt to upper, gilt rules to spine, green edges. 1f. (recto title, verso blank), 81, [i] (cast list and contents) pp. Engraved. Text in German.
With fine bust-length lithographic frontispiece portrait of the composer.
Binding quite worn, rubbed, and bumped, with some paper loss to outer portion of both upper and lower boards; endpapers worn and foxed. Some internal wear, soiling, browning, and staining, especially to final leaves.
A lyric opera in three acts to a libretto by I. F. Castelli after C. G. d’Aucour de Saint Just, Die Schweizerfamilie was first performed in Vienna at the Kärntnertortheater on 14 March 1809.
"Die Schweizerfamilie was Weigl’s most successful opera – a gentle, pastoral, romantic love story with little action but considerable musical variety and charm. It was immensely popular in the early 19th century, and was performed throughout Europe in many languages ..." Elizabeth Norman Mackay in Grove Music Online.
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