Gio: B: Rubini.Arturo "_e son beato, [/] Mè celeste il giubilar!" [/] I Puritani Atto.1.Sc.5.
London, Published Jan.y.1.st.1836, by J.Mitchell, 33, Old Bond Street._á Paris chez Rittner & Goupil Boulevard Montmatre. Printed by Graf & Soret.
Lithograph. Sheet: 380 x 550mm, (15 x 21¾"). Some light foxing.
Full length portrait of Giovanni Battista Rubini (1794-1854), a dramatic Tenor, depicted in the role of Arturo from Vincenzo Bellini, a role he occupied when the opera first premiered on 24th January 1835. Rubini was one of four international singers who, along with Guilia Grisi, Antonio Tamburini and Luigi Lablache, was known as one of the "Puritani Quartet". The group acquired the name on account of the large quantity of performances the group performed together which included a private performance for Crown Princess Victoria on her 15th birthday. From A.E.Chalon's "Recollections of Italian Opera 1835".
Harvard Vol III, P. 449-7.
[Ref: 35342] £280.00