Book Detail

Publisher: Paramica

Format: paperback

ISBN: 978-88-89582-25-3

La Cambiale di Matrimonio


Tobias Mill and his daughter Fanny are the main characters in this comic opera composed by Rossini when he was only eighteen years old. Mill is a rich merchant who secretly wants to marry his daughter to an old American merchant named Slook. The two men decide to seal Fanny’s fate with a marriage contract. Unfortunately for Slook, Fanny is in love with Edward Milford.


Edward is a handsome young man and a family friend. Everything is revealed when Slook arrives in England to draw up the contract. He comes to Mill’s house, where he begins to see that there is more than simple friendship between Fanny and Edward… Rossini’s delightful opera is brought to life through Cristina Marsi’s vivid storytelling and Silvia Crocicchi’s marvelous illustrations.


Quadrilingual volume:

Italian, English, French, Japanese


Author: Cristina Marsi

Illustrator: Silvia Crocicchi

Composer: Gioachino Rossini

Original libretto by: Gaetano Rossi


ISBN: 978-88-89582-25-3


# Pages: 44

Size: 11 3/4′ x 8 1/4′

Format: Paperback