La sonnambula [collection] : opera in two acts / libretto by Felice Romani ; music by Vincenzo Bellini. 1830-1901.

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Bellini, Vincenzo, 1801-1835. La sonnambula [collection] : opera in two acts / libretto by Felice Romani ; music by Vincenzo Bellini.

La sonnambula [collection] : opera in two acts / libretto by Felice Romani ; music by Vincenzo Bellini. 1830-1901.

Arranged in four groups: I. Vocal scores (21). II. Orchestra parts (26). III. Chorus parts (54). IV. Promptbooks (4). A multilingual collection of production materials for Bellini's "La sonnambula," first produced in Milan in 1831. The published vocal scores include Italian editions by Ricordi (Milano, 187- ) and Launer (Paris, 184- ); Italian/English editions by Schirmer (New York, 1901), Boosey (London & New York, 187- ) and Novello (London, 187- ); Italian/German editions by Cranz (Hamburg, 1830-50) and Peters (Leipzig, 187- ); and a French edition by Girod (Paris, 185- ). The orchestra parts include a complete set published by Ricordi (pl. nos. 49266-I--49266-XII and 38952--55) which contain manuscript insertions, and two manuscript string parts in Tams folders. The holograph chorus parts include versions in Italian, Italian & German, and English & French. Several copies have uncut pages. The three English promptbooks are each based on a different edition of the published libretto (one by Rullman, NY, from the Grand English Opera Co. production with Emma Aboott, the other two lacking imprint information), all of which are heavily annotated, including cuts, insertions, and stage directions. One of these also lists the casts for productions at Drury Lane (London, 1835), Arch Street (Philadelphia, 1836), Park Street (New York, 1838), and Chesnut Street (Philadelphia, 1838); in addition, the newspaper obituary of Edw. Seguin, with J.W. Herbert's editorial of Feb. 5, 1851, is bound in. All of the English promptbooks bear the signature(s) of Edw. and/or Anne Seguin. The remaining promptbook is handwritten in German.

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Romani, Felice, 1788-1865

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Italian librettist, poet, critic, and editor. From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : Turin, 23 November 1841, to [Gaetano] Donizetti, 1841 Nov. 23. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270873654 Italian dramatist and author. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Turin, to the Marchese Roberto Tapparelli d'Azeglio, 1835 Jan. 12. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270657261 From the description of Autograph signature to a legal document...

Bellini, Vincenzo

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Music by V. Bellini, Italian libretto by F. Romani after Carlo Tedaldi-Fores's play Beatrice di Tenda; opera first performed in Venice at the Teatro La Fenice, 16 March 1833. Cf. New Grove online. From the description of Cavatine für eine Bassstimme aus der Oper Beatrice di Tenda : mit Piano Forte Begleitung : manuscript, [185-?] (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 671538604 Italian composer. From the description of Autograph letter (incomplete), dated : [...