The Marriage Contract - Comic Opera in One Act.
Ricordi Vocal Score
Premiered in Venice on November 3, 1810.
Sir Tobias Mill (Bass-Baritone)
Edoardo Milfort (Tenor)
Set in England in the 1700s.
Mill has been charged with finding Slook a wife and proposes his own daughter, Fanny. She, however, is in love with Milfort. Slook, seeing their devotion, stands aside and even aids the lovers in obtaining Mills' blessing.
This opera has the distinction of being the first of Rossini's to be staged.