Celinda (Petrella, Errico)

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PDF scanned by IntCulturale
Caprotti (2011/12/16)

PDF scanned by IntCulturale
Caprotti (2011/12/16)

Publisher. Info. Manuscript, 1865.
Misc. Notes Biblioteca Conservatorio "S.Pietro a Majella" Napoli.
Copy by the composer? Someone else? The date suggests someone known to the composer or institutionally connected (same as the year of premiere, so perhaps made by someone at the premiering opera house?) (Only pp.6-130 of PDF 1 are devoted to music, pp.131-189 are blank.)
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Work Title Celinda
Alternative. Title Melodramma tragico in 3 atti
Composer Petrella, Errico
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IEP 4
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 3 acts
First Performance. 1865-03-11 in Naples, Teatro di San Carlo
Librettist Domenico Bolognese (1819–1881)
Language Italian
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation Voices, mixed chorus, orchestraPiccolo, flutes, oboes, clarinets, bassoons, horns, trumpets, trombones, ophicleide, harp, organ, band (on-stage wind band?), timpani, drums, strings

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It would be nice to have a better notion what "Melodramma tragico" actually meant in the 19th century, the better to see if it more or less meant the same as Lyric tragedy. Probably not, but...

Also, curious exactly what "banda"(sp?) (... unless it's short for "bandoneón"? quite possible that I'm misreading that second "a"...) means in the score in the 2nd scene (or perhaps first scene, the earlier portion perhaps being a prelude-with-voices?- I think so.) of Act I (starts on page 72 of the manuscript.) The opening of act 2 specifies "Fanfarra" above "Banda" (rather than "Banda de Fanfarra"...) - ES