Il viaggio a Reims, ossia L'albergo del giglio d'oro
Dramma giocoso in one act by Luigi Balochi
Distributed for Fondazione Rossini
Rossini permitted only four performances of Viaggio, later reusing half the score for Le Comte Ory. The manuscript sources were presumed lost until part of the autograph was recovered in the 1970s at the Rome Conservatory, while other sources were found in Paris (including original performing parts) and Vienna. The identification of a missing chorus completed the restoration of this magnificent work to the repertory.
Along with the reconstructed score, the critical edition provides historical information about the libretto's relationship to French politics of the era and details on the first production.