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Italian Operas (1806-09)
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Wordbooks for four Italian opera performances given in London between 1806 and 1809.

Each document begins with a list of the principal vocal performers and provides the text both in the original language and in an English translation. There are also indications of any sections of the original text omitted in this particular performance.

La Clemenza di Tito; a serious opera in two acts, as represented for Mrs. Billington’s Benefit at the King’s Theatre in the Haymarket, Thursday March 27 1806 … the music entirely by Mozart.
Signor Righi, Mrs Billington, Mr Braham, Signora Griglietti, Signor Braghetti and Signor Rovedino.

Due Nozze e un Sol Marito, as represented at the King’s Theatre in the Haymarket [1806], the music by Guglielmi.
Signora Storace, Signor Naldi, Signor Righi, Signor Morelli, Signor De Giovani, Signora Griglietti and Signor Rovedino.

Mozart’s Grand Opera Don Juan. The principal parts performed at Mr Griffin’s Concert, Hanover Square, April 20 1809, by Mrs Billington, Miss Hughes, Miss Griglietti, Mrs Bland, Signor Miarteni, Mr Bellamy, Mr C. Horn, Signor G. Lanza and Mr Braham.
This document carries a handwritten annotation, noting that Miss Griglietti was replaced by Mrs Dussek.

Camilla o sia Il Sotterraneo, a serio-comic opera, as represented for Madame Grassini’s Benefit at the King’s Theatre in the Haymarket on Thursday May 1 1806, the music by Fioravanti.
Mr Braham, Madame Grassini, Miss Horrebow, Signor Righi, Signor Naldi, Signor Morelli, Signora Griglietti, Signor Rovedino and Signor De Giovani.
Date range of collection
1806 - 1809
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The British Library St Pancras ,96 Euston Road London NW1 2DB
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Cardif University (Prifysgol Caerdydd)Royal College of Music LondonMuseums, Libraries and Archives Council