[K. 527]. Il Don Giovanni A Lyric Play, in Two Acts... The Libretto Edited and Translated by Manfredo Maggioni, As Represented at the Royal Italian Opera, Covent Garden... One Shilling and Sixpence. [Libretto]
by MOZART, Wolfgang Amadeus 1756-1791
[London]: J. Miles & Co, 1865. OCLC no. 43331344.First performed on October 29, 1797 in Prague, "[Don Giovanni] was the second operatic collaboration of Mozart and his librettist Lorenzo da Ponte, who, some fifteen months earlier, had had a great success with their Le nozze di Figaro. Their third and last opera together was to be Così fan tutte. This triumvirate of masterworks has earned them their current reputation as one of the world's greatest opera-writing teams..." Zaslaw and Cowdery p. 61. In all likelihood printed for the 1865 Covent Garden production of Don Giovanni, featuring some of the 19th-century's most noted singers.. Octavo. Original publisher's wrappers with titling printed within decorative border and with decorative device.  (title),  (list of orchestra members by surname),  (named cast list), -88 pp. Text in Italian and EnglishWith "Printed and published for The Royal Italian Opera, Covent Garden... " printed to lower portion of title. Overpaste with printed names of [Adelina] Patti, [Giorgio] Ronconi, [Antonietta] Fricci, [Edouard] Gassier, and other distinguished singers at Covent Garden to cast list. "June 8th 1865" in contemporary manuscript to upper margin of cast list.Wrappers with tape repairs. Some creasing, wear, and light pencil marks; occasional very light foxing; tape repairs to lower outer corners of first two leaves. (Inventory #: 26780)
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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