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BELLINI, Vincenzo 1801-1835
La Straniera [Piano-vocal score]
Napoli: B. Girard e Ci. [PNs 960-973, 1717, 1734], 1830. 1f. (title), 132 pp. Engraved. First Neapolitan Edition, later issue with two numbers revised. Lippmann, p. 379. A melodramma in 2 acts, to a libretto by Felice Romani after Prévôt's novel L'étrangère (1825), La Straniera premiered in Milan at the Teatro alla Scala on 14 February 1829.Bound with:Bianca e Gernando [Piano-vocal score]. Melodramma in due Atti ... ridotto con di Pianoforte dal Sig. Francesco Florimo. Napoli: Calcografia e Copisteria de Reali Teatri [PNs 497, etc.], [1828]. [1] (title), 127 pp. Engraved. First Edition, later issue, of the first version, with title page listing two new arias from the second version. Lippmann, p. 375. A melodramma in 2 acts to a libretto by Domenico Gilardoni after Carlo Roti's play, Bianca e Gernando premiered in Naples at the Teatro S Carlo on 30 May 1826 under the title Biance e Gernando (changed by the censors to avoid referencing King Fernando). A revised version premiered in Genoa at the Teatro Carlo Felice on 7 April 1828.Oblong folio. Half red morocco with marbled boards, raised bands in gilt-ruled compartments with titling gilt, marbled edges. Binding slightly rubbed and bumped. Light scattered foxing. An attractive volume.
Bookseller: J & J Lubrano Music Antiquarians LLC [United States]
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