DOMENICO CIMAROSA: LA BALLERINA AMANTE

MS 5479
MS Short Title DOMENICO CIMAROSA: LA BALLERINA AMANTE
Text DOMENICO CIMAROSA: LA BALLERINA AMANTE, OPERA IN 3 ACTS, FULL ORCHESTRAL SCORE
Description MS in Italian on paper, Napoli, ca. 1785, 2 vols., 21x29 cm, single column, (19x27 cm), ruled with 10, 12 or 18 staves, by several copyists.
Binding Napoli, ca. 1785, quarter sheep over marbled paper boards, sewn on 5 cords.
Context The autograph is lost. The opera has never been published. The libretto only was printed in 1783.
Provenance 1. Marie-Louise-Fidèle de Talleyrand-Périgord, Paris (1785-1799); 2. Auguste-Louis de Talleyrand-Périgord, Paris (1799-1832); 3. Quaritch, London, Dec. 2010.
Commentary Domenico Cimarosa (1749-1801), composer of opera buffa, completed about 60 stage works. La Ballerina was often performed in a reduced two-act version. The present MS includes a long Finale at the end of Act II followed by a short third act.
Place of origin Napoli
Dates 1785

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