Bondocani. Libretto. English
by Thomas Dibdin ... (statement of responsibility)
U.S. RISM Libretto Project.
Handwritten notes on title page; partial list of author's works on title page; price on title page: one shilling and sixpence; advertisements--p.  at end.
Date of performance surmised from imprint.
Dedication on p. 3 signed "Goodge-Street, October, 1801. Thomas Dibdin": To Richard Thompson, Esq. of Rochester Dear Sir, ... I take the liberty of offering the Caliph and the Cadi for the favour of your acceptance. Il Bondocani was written in 1795-6, and however feeble its claims to merit, yet its publication is of value to me in affording this opportunity of acknowledging the particular kindnesses I experienced from you at the above period ...
"The music composed by John Moorehead and Thomas Attwood"--p. 4.
Dramatis Personae: HAROUN ALRASCHID. Mr. Townsend -- CHEBIB. Mr. Emery -- ABDALLA. Mr. Hill -- HASSAN. Mr. Farley -- HAZEB. Mr. Whitfield -- MESROUR. Mr. Blanchard -- THE CADI OF BAGDAT. Mr. Fawcett -- MAHOUD. Mr. Beverley -- COREB. Mr. Claremont -- CAPTAIN OF THE GUARD. Mr. King -- CAMIRA/SELIMA. Miss Dixon -- DARINA. Mrs. Mills--p. 4.
Performance: London, Covent Garden, 1801. (venue)