Madam Butterfly A Japanese Tragedy 1906
Madam Butterfly A Japanese Tragedy...Italian Libretto By L. Illica and G. Giacosa. Music by G. Puccini, G. Ricordi & Company, New York, 1906
Italian (left page) & English translations (right page). Nice overall condition with a small bottom spine cover taped (archival) tear and few tiny top corner tip creases. About 9-1/2 x 6-1/4. Couple of the pages are uncut at the bottom edge, and small price sticker mark to front. Nice overall condition. Cover title: Metropolitan Opera House Grand Opera Giulio Gatti-Casazza General Manager. Libretto. The Original Italian, French or German Libretto with a Correct English Translation. Madama Butterfly. Fred. Rullman, Inc. Bottom Title Page: Italian Text - Copyright 1904, by G. Ricordi & Co., English Text-Copyright 1906, by G. Ricordi & Co., French Text-Copyright 1906, by G. Ricordi & Co. From Wikipedia: Premieres of the standard version in major opera houses throughout the world include those in the Teatro de la Opera de Buenos Aires on 2 July 1904, under Arturo Toscanini, this being the first performance in the world outside Italy. Its first performance in Britain was in London on 10 July 1905 at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, while the first US performance was presented in English on 15 October 1906, in Washington, D.C., at the Columbia Theater. The first performance in New York took place on 12 November of the same year at the Garden Theatre. The Metropolitan Opera first performed the work on 11 February 1907 in the presence of the composer with Geraldine Farrar as Cio-Cio San, Enrico Caruso as Pinkerton, Louise Homer as Suzuki, Antonio Scotti as Sharpless, and Arturo Vigna conducting.] Three years later, the first Australian performance was presented at the Theatre Royal in Sydney on 26 March 1910, starring Amy Castles.