Crispino e la comare (Ricci, Federico)
Revised French version, Le docteur Crispin (1866)
Arrangements and Transcriptions
Sestetto: Quanti Baci Vorrei Dare/Quelle gloire! Quelle affaire! (Act II)
For Piano Solo (Dressler)
William Dressler (1826–1914)
Peters’ Parlor Music:
A Collection of Easy and Moderately Difficult Piano Music, Vol.8.
New York: J.L. Peters, 1875. Plate 10,710-1.
Front cover and Page 172. Presumably a popular excerpt, as the act is not specified. The original version had 3 acts, apparently? of which both acts 2 and 3 had sestetti - 'Qual Ti Veggo O Mia Lisetta' from act 3 and 'Quanti Baci Vorrei Dare' from act 2. (Will compare the vocal score to this excerpt in a little bit- ah. Opens as no.12 in the revised French version does, the Sextuor of the 2nd Act.)
|Work Title||Crispino e la comare / Le docteur Crispin|
|Alternative Title||Melodramma fantastico-giocoso / Revised version: Opéra-bouffe|
|Movements/Sections||3 Acts/4 Acts|
|First Performance||1850-02-28 in Venice: San Benedetto (Original Italian version)|
1866-12-17 in Liège (Revised French version)
|Librettist||Francesco Maria Piave (1810–1876)|
|Instrumentation||Vocal soloists, Chorus, Orchestra|
Collaboration with his brother, composer Luigi Ricci.