La sonnambula = The sleep-walker :
a semi-serious opera in two acts /
the music by Bellini ; performed at Her Majesty's Theatre, Haymarket.
|Main Creator:||Bellini, Vincenzo, 1801-1835.|
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London : printed and sold by G. Stuart, 38 Rupert Street, Her Majesty's Theatre, Haymarket ..., 
U.S. RISM Libretto Project.
Printed price: two shillings--title page; "Argument"--p. iii-iv; "Guide to the most prominent pieces in this opera"--p. 5; advertisements--p.  at end.
Libretto in Italian and English on facing pages.
Libretto by Felice Romani based on the scenario for the ballet-pantomime "La somnambule, ou, L'arrivée d'un nouveau seigneur" by Eugène Scribe and Jean-Pierre Aumer--Weinstock. Vincenzo Bellini.
Performed in 1847 at Her Majesty's Theatre, London, with Jenny Lind in the role of Amina--Weinstock. Vincenzo Bellini.
Dramatis personæ: AMINA. Madlle Jenny Lind -- TERESA. Made Grimaldi -- LISA. Madlle Vera -- COUNT RODOLFO. Sig. F. Lablache -- ELVINO. Sig. Gardoni -- ALESSIO. Sig. Solari -- NOTARY. Sig. Guidi--p. 5.
Includes the scenarios for two ballets: "Fiorita et la reine des Elfrides," and "Alma, ou, La fille du feu."
First ballet: "An entirely new and original grand ballet in four tableaux entitled Fiorita et la reine des Elfrides / by M. Paul Taglioni"--p. 1, second series; plot synopsis--p. 1-2, second series; principal dancers: Madlles. Rosati, Julienne, Lamoureux, M. Taglioni, Ausundon, Thevenot, M. d'Or--p. 1, second series.
Second ballet: "Alma, ou, La fille du feu : a ballet in four tableaux / by M. Deshayes ; the music composed expressly by M. Costa ; The waltzes and galops composed by M. Perrot"--p. 1, third series; scenario--p. 1-4, third series; principal dancers: Madlle Cerito [i.e. Cerrito], M. Perrot--p. 1, third series.
Performance: London, Her Majesty's Theatre, 1847?.
Physical description: iv, 43, , 2, 4 p. ; 18 cm.
Citations/References: Weinstock, H. Vincenzo Bellini; his life and his operas, p. 326, 329
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