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BELLINI, Vincenzo 1801-1835
I Capuleti ed i Montecchi [Libretto] tragedia lirica da rappresentarsi nel Gran Teatro La Fenice il Carnovale dell ' Anno 1830
Venezia: Casali, 1830. Small octavo. Contemporary copper wrappers with small oval dark red leather label "147" within decorative border gilt to upper. 1f. (blank), 1f. (recto title, verso blank), 3 ("Avvertimento dell' autore"), 4 (named cast list), 5 (named list of dancers, etc.), 6 (named orchestral and stage personnel), 7-31, [32] (blank) pp. On laid paper. Text in Italian. Named cast includes [Gaetano] Antoldi, [Maria Caterina Rosalbina] Carradori Allan, [Giuditta] Grisi, [Lorenzo] Bonfigli, and [Lorenzo] Pocchini Cavalieri and dancers Augusto Le Febvre, Paolina Pèan, Giovanni Legros, Adelaide Grassi, Carlo Nichli, etc. Wrappers slightly worn. Very slightly foxed; trimmed, with no loss of text; "Teatro La Fenice" stamps to rectos of first four leaves. First Edition. Viola: Bibliografia Belliniana p. 60. I Capuleti ed I Montecchi, to a libretto by Felice Romani inspired by Shakespeare's story, premiered in Venice at the Teatro La Fenice on 11 March 1830. "In I Capuleti e i Montecchi (particularly the final scene) Bellini further establishes the melodic morbidezza evident in the earlier Bianca e Fernando, and something of the formal unconventionality found in the works of his maturity. The concentration of the action on the two principal characters is notably successful. The opera is primarily a work of reclamation, in which previously written material is skilfully adapted to its new context. Admittedly the haste with which it was put together is reflected in a certain schematicism and lack of rhythmic variety in the closed numbers. On the other hand the subject of … [Click Below for Full Description]
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