Manuscripts Collection
Louisiana Division
New Orleans Public Library

Librettos
[MS-316]

A collection of opera librettos bound together into two volumes (apparently there once was a third volume, but it is not present). Some have manuscript additions indicating cast members at specific performances. They appear to have been collected by or donated to the Library and bound at a later date. Most were printed in either New Orleans or Napoleonville, Louisiana during the middle of the nineteenth century (those items published elsewhere are indicated in the following list of titles).

Volume One

  • L'Africaine
  • Aida
  • Le Caid
  • Amours du diable
  • Barbier de Seville
  • Le chalet (Paris)
  • Charles VI
  • Don Juan
  • Don Pasquale (Paris)
  • Dragons de Villars
  • Faust
  • La favorite
  • Fille du regiment
  • Gillette de Narbonne
  • Hernani--le proscrit
  • Herodiade
  • Les Huguenots
  • Jaguarita
  • La Juive
Volume Two

  • Lohengrin (English--New York)
  • Lohengrin (English & German--New York)
  • Lucia di Lammermoor
  • Madame Butterfly (New York)
  • Margot (Paris)
  • Martha
  • Moses
  • Norma
  • Othello
  • Pardon de Ploermel
  • Parsifal (New York)
  • Le prophete
  • Reine de chypre
  • Roland a Roncevaux
  • Romeo and Juliet
  • Semiramis
  • Tannhauser (New York)
  • Tosca (New York)

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