GIORDANO - FEDORA INSCRIBED TO MASSENET
Giordano, Umberto (1867-1948)
Fedora. [Vocal score]Edoardo Sonzogno: Milano, 1898. Pl.n: E 984 S. first edition of piano vocal score. Quarto. 259 pp. Bound in quarter-bound tan leather with marbled boards. Spine with gilt raised bands, gilt label, and embossed bands. Spine a bit rubbed. Beautifully bound and in excellent condition.
Inscribed to the French composer Jules Massenet on the half title page a year after the opera's premiere: A Massenet | omaggi di | U. Giordano | Milano 23 Dicembre 99.
Fedora premiered in 1898 at the Teatro Lirico in Milan with Caruso in the lead tenor role. This first-edition piano-vocal score dates to the same year; it does not seem that a full orchestral score was published until decades later.SSC-13919$850