1806 · Paris
Incipit "Donne mie, care donne..."
Light stains to title; minor worming. Not in RISM (but see A/I/11, p. 459 for other excerpts from the opera).
"In Naples Fioravanti was a formidable rival to Paisiello, P.A. Guglielmi and Cimarosa. He toured Italy, writing both comic and serious operas for all the major theatres. His most popular, Le cantatrici villane, was written for Naples in 1799 during the revolutionary turmoil. An instant success, it was performed throughout Europe, becoming one of his few works to be revived in the 20th century. ... Although remembered for his comic works, Fioravanti wrote an almost equal number of serious ones, borrowing some of his plots, as many others also did, from the French theatre and the 'larmoyante' tradition. ... Stendhal in his Vie de Rossini (Paris, 1824) paid Fioravanti his greatest compliment; he reported Rossini as believing that the art of opera buffa had already reached perfection before he began to compose and that in the particular comic style known as nota e parola there was no further progress possible after Fioravanti." Marvin Tartak in Grove Music Online.
Relatively little individually-issued typeset music was issued in France during this period.
A rare and unusual French musical imprint. (Inventory #: 36085)