Johann Christian Bach: ‘Figli addio’, aria from Carattaco , Warburton G7/21b, for soprano, 2 violins, viola and cello

Copyist’s score, in ink. The opera seria Carattaco (words, Giovan Gualberto Bottarelli) was first performed at the King’s Theatre, London on 14 February 1767. The present version of the aria differs in its scoring from the version preserved in J.C. Bach’s autograph score (Conservatoire royal de Bruxelles, 2039) and from an earlier version of the aria, for soprano and chorus, for which an incomplet…