Past Images of the Month - July 2018

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Title page of the first edition of the piano and vocal score.  Mainz, [1868].  The piano arrangement is by Karl Tausig, but incorporates Hans von Bülow's transcription of the Vorspiel. This is a late issue from the original plates. Facsimile of the autograph fair copy of the libretto. B. Schott's Söhne: Mainz, [1893]. Flyer for the German Opera Season at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, May to June 1882.   Die Meistersinger received its British premiere on 30 May. English language libretto for  the opera's first UK performance, Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, Tuesday, 30 May 1882.  Sung in the original language, the performance was conducted by Hans Richter.