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La Coppa d'Oro [The Golden Cup] Manuscript

An inventory of the item at Syracuse University

Finding aid created by: MRC
Date: 7 Nov 2019

Biographical History

Alfredo Soffredini (1854-1923) was an Italian composer, teacher and musical critic. He founded the Instituto Musicale di Livorno (later called Istituto Cherubini). "Dramma lirico" (in French, "drame lyrique") was a term used in the mid-19th century to refer to operas that were neither comique nor grand.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The La Coppa d'Oro [The Golden Cup] Manuscript is a handwritten manuscript of the libretto for a "dramma lirico" in two acts entitled La Coppa d'Oro, presumably by Alfredo Soffredini. The manuscript is undated and unsigned, but is a clean copy with no edits or alterations. Composed of five sheets folded to form ten leaves, it appears to be complete, beginning with "Personaggi" and "Argomento" and ending with "Fine dell Mellodramma".

Arrangement of the Collection

Single item.


Access Restrictions:

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Use Restrictions:

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Subject Headings


Soffredini, Alfredo, 1854-1923.

Associated Titles

La coppa d'oro.


Operas -- 19th century.
Operas -- Librettos.

Genres and Forms

Librettos (documents for music)

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

La Coppa d'Oro [The Golden Cup] Manuscript,
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

Acquisition Information

Transfer from Rare Books. Original date and source of acquisition unknown.

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