Giulia Grisi. L.Lablache.Elvira. "Odi, O Ciel, qual suon si desta?" [/] Sir Georgio. "_Ascoltiam." [/] I Puritani. Atto 1. Sc.4.
London, Published Jan.y.1.st.1836 by J. Mitchell Library, 33 Old Bond S.t._á Paris, chez Rittner & Goupil, Boulevard Montmartre. Printed by Graf & Soret.
Lithograph. Sheet: 380 x 555mm, (15 x 21¾"). Some slight foxing. Large margins.
Full length portraits of Italian singers Guilia Grisi (1811-1869) and Luigi Lablache (1797-1858) in the roles of Elvira and Sir Georgio in Vincenz Bellini's opera I Puritani. Grisi and Lablache were two of the four international singers who, along with Antonio Tamburini and Giovanni Rubini, were known as one of the "Puritani Quartet". The group acquired the name on account of the large quantity of performances the quartet performed together including a private performance for Crown Princess Victoria on her 15th birthday. From A.E.Chalon's "Recollections of Italian Opera 1835". Decorative frontispiece of "Recollections of Italian Opera 1835" framed on reverse.
Harvard Vol III: P. 4-20.
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