Siberia was Giordano's favorite work of his own composition. It was praised by Fauré and distinct among all his operas for having received a performance at the Paris Opéra (in 1911). This is a French-language piano-vocal score that was published two years after the opera's premiere at La Scala in 1903.
Inscribed on the half-title page in the year of the opera's premiere and publishing: A Madame Costallat | Hommage | M. Giordano | Milano 18 ottobre 1913.
Madame Costallat may be the widow of the publisher Georges Costallat, who, after having partnered with the publisher Enoch for many years (at Enoch Frères & Costallat), founded his own firm in 1894 on the rue de la Chaussée d’Antin in Paris. Upon his death in 1901, his wife and daughter continued the business; it remained in operation through World War II.SSC-06038$600