1856 · Milano
Alternate Italian text in blue pencil throughout.
From the collection of Italian conductor, vocal coach, and close associate of Puccini and Mascagni, Luigi Ricci (1893-1981).
Wrappers somewhat worn and frayed; small tears and chips. Outer leaves browned; small folds to most corners; occasional foxing; minor dampstains to pp. 7-8. An early edition.
Don Checco, to a libretto by Almerindo Spadetta, was first performed in Naples at the Teatro Nuovo on 11 July 1850.
De Giosa spent most of his life and career in Naples, first as an opera composer and later as a conductor. His comic operas are "... in the best tradition of Neapolitan opera buffa, culminating in Don Checco (Naples, 1850), his masterpiece and one of the greatest successes in the history of opera in Naples." Andrea Lanza in Grove Music Online. (Inventory #: 33558)