Otelo i sea el moro de Venecia en tres actos, que se ha de representar em el Teatro de la Cruz de esta Corte. William Shakespeare, Francesco Maria Berio di Salsa.
Otelo i sea el moro de Venecia en tres actos, que se ha de representar em el Teatro de la Cruz de esta Corte.
Otello - First Spanish Edition of the Libretto

Otelo i sea el moro de Venecia en tres actos, que se ha de representar em el Teatro de la Cruz de esta Corte.

Madrid: Imprenta de I. Sancha, 1827. First edition.Text in Italian and Spanish. Contemporary ownership inscription on front flyleaf. In contemporary half leather. 71 [1] p. Spine somewhat worn. Inside clean, firm. Overall in very good condition.

The first Spanish edition of the libretto for Rossini’s Otello, an imitation of Shakespeare's drama by Francesco Maria Berio di Salsa.

The story of the libretto by Berio di Salsa (1765–1820) differs greatly from Shakespeare's Othello. Rossini’s Otello was first staged in Naples in 1816. This edition of the libretto accompanied the 1827-premiere of the opera in Madrid at the Teatro de La Cruz, with Basilio Basili singing Otello.

The translation of Shakespeare’s tragedy was first published in Spanish a few years earlier, in 1815.

Scarce, WorldCat locates only a copy at the Folger Shakespeare Library (Washington), and another one at the Biblioteca Nacional de España (Madrid).

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Price: €700.00