1824 · Paris
Publisher's handstamp to lower margin of title.
Boards worn and rubbed; edges scuffed; spine lacking and reinforced with black tape; split at upper hinge. Some staining to margins, heavier to final leaves; occasional creasing, soiling, and staining, affecting several measures of music; outer leaves moderately foxed. Version for the Théâtre Italien in Paris (October 20, 1822). Loewenberg p. 657. Lesure II pp. 333-334. Gossett p. 395. OCLC no. 33304273.
Mosè in Egitto, to a libretto by Andrea Leone Tottola after the Old Testament and Francesco Ringhieri's L'Osiride, was premiered in Naples at the Teatro San Carlo on March 5, 1818.
"In its original form, the Neapolitan version of 1818-19, Mosè in Egitto is one of the freshest and dramatically most effective of Rossini's opere serie, and there is a strong case for preferring this version to the somewhat bloated and more arbitrarily structured revision which Rossini prepared for the Paris Opéra in 1827 under the title Moïse et Pharaon." Richard Osborne in Grove Music Online. (Inventory #: 26396)