Two original watercolour set designs for Paisiello's opera L'Amor Contrastato (La Molinara) by Domenico Fabbroni. (fl. late 18th-early 19th century)
by PAISIELLO, Giovanni 1740-1816
1788. Very attractive and well-executed designs, most likely for an early production of the opera. L'Amor Contrastato, an opera in 3 acts to a libretto by Giuseppe Palomba, was first performed in Naples at the Teatro dei Fiorentini in the Autumn of 1788. It was one of Paisiello's most successful operas, so much so that it was revived for Carnival the following year at the Teatro S. Moisè in Venice, and thereafter at most of Europe's leading opera houses. Robinson: Giovanni Paisiello A Thematic Catalogue of his Works, p. 439.Fabbroni was a recognized set designer of the period.. 333 x 444 mm. and 336 x 444 mm., one signed by the artist at the lower right below the image. On laid paper. Some dampstaining to lower margin of one painting; both with foxing to verso and remnants of hinges to upper corners.
(Inventory #: 27677)
Musical Autographs and Manuscripts; Rare Books on Music and Dance; First and Early Editions of Printed Music; Prints, Drawings and Ephemera relating to Music and Dance including Opera and Ballet.
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