4 libretti for operas as given by W. S. Lyster’s Grand Opera Company; Auber’s Masaniello (1865), Donizetti’s Lucrezia Borgia (1865) and Lucia di Lammermoor (1872), and Bellini’s Norma (1871)



Publisher: Melbourne & Sydney, 1865-1872
Description: each booklet has 24 pages, 8vo, in original printed sewn wrappers, some rubbing & foxing, else very good

William Lyster, a colourful Irish impresario, introduced opera seasons to Australia. With a variety of companies, he spent 2 long periods in Australia 1861-1868, and 1870-1888. Most of his activity was in Melbourne, but he also toured to Sydney, Adelaide and New Zealand, as well as to Victorian country towns

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