328
328
Verdi, Giuseppe
LES VÊPRES SICILIENNES, GD OPÉRA EN 5 ACTES. [VOCAL SCORE], PARIS: LÉON ESCUDIER, 1855
Estimate
1,5002,000
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328
Verdi, Giuseppe
LES VÊPRES SICILIENNES, GD OPÉRA EN 5 ACTES. [VOCAL SCORE], PARIS: LÉON ESCUDIER, 1855
Estimate
1,5002,000
JUMP TO LOT

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Verdi, Giuseppe
LES VÊPRES SICILIENNES, GD OPÉRA EN 5 ACTES. [VOCAL SCORE], PARIS: LÉON ESCUDIER, 1855
FIRST EDITION, large 4to (c.33 x 26cm), 415 pages, lithographed title by Vialon ("sur étain par A. Vialon"), engraved music, plate no. L.E. 1500 ('Ballet': L.E. 1501 (1-4), priced at 30f, contemporary green calf-backed boards, a clean copy
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Literature

Hopkinson 56A (a); Chusid, p.170

Catalogue Note

This large and imposing score of Verdi's first French Grand Opera was published just a few weeks after the premiere at the Opéra on 13 June 1855, and may have been prepared during the rehearsals. Some separate numbers were advertised in June 1855 (perhaps reflected in the plate numbers and dual paginations), but no early issues are traced by Hopkinson.

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