Item #22390 La Favorita. The Favorite. A Lyrical Drama, in Four Acts. The Music by Donizetti. As Represented at the Italian Opera House, Astor Place, New York, under the Sole Management and Direction of Max Maretzek
La Favorita. The Favorite. A Lyrical Drama, in Four Acts. The Music by Donizetti. As Represented at the Italian Opera House, Astor Place, New York, under the Sole Management and Direction of Max Maretzek
La Favorita. The Favorite. A Lyrical Drama, in Four Acts. The Music by Donizetti. As Represented at the Italian Opera House, Astor Place, New York, under the Sole Management and Direction of Max Maretzek

La Favorita. The Favorite. A Lyrical Drama, in Four Acts. The Music by Donizetti. As Represented at the Italian Opera House, Astor Place, New York, under the Sole Management and Direction of Max Maretzek

[New York]: Printed by Snowden for the Box Office of the Opera House, 1851.

First Edition. Softcover. Very good. Libretto for the Italian version of this opera (first performed in French), with English translation on facing pages. 59 pp, in original printed wrappers. Split in paper at base of spine, light creasing to wrappers, scattered light foxing. Catering to a largely wealthy clientele, the Astor Place Opera House opened on November 22, 1847, with a production of Verdi’s Ernani. Max Maratzek was hired as its manager in 1848. In 1849, it was the site of a notorious riot, from which the theater never recovered, closing permanently by 1853. The magnificent building became home to the New York Mercantile Library.

Item #22390

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