Title Madam Butterfly. First Production in America and First Presentation in English
Book Condition Very Good
Publisher New York Boosey & Co. 1906
Seller ID Books009536
9.2 x 6.2 inches. 72 pages and advert leaf at rear. [First title page]: Mr. Henry W. Savage offers his English Grand Opera Company (especially organised for these representations) IN Giacomo Puccini's Japanese Lyric Tragedy Madam Butterfly. First Production in America and First Presentation in English. First Performance in America, on October 15th, 1906. At the Columbia Theatre, Washington, D.C. [Second title page] : Madam Butterfly A Japanese Tragedy Founded on the book by John L. Long and the drama by David Belasco Italian Libretto by L. Illica and G. Giacosa; English version by R. H. Elkin Music by G. Puccini. New York: Boosey & Co. Italian text copyright 1904; English text copyright 1905. Lovely pictorial wrap with yapped (extended) edges creased and with shallow tears and chips. Rear cover, first title page, and textblock fore-edge foxed. Binding is secure. Text is in English only. Signature at foot of front cover: Minnie A. Bausman [?]. Please note that this is not necessarily a program specifically or exclusively for the October 15th performance. There is a list of characters, there is not a list of performers.