A short history of the Archivio Storico Ricordi - Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA

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The Archivio Storico Ricordi at the Victoria and Albert museum in London

The Archivio has contributed documents on Verdi's "Nabucco" to the landmark exhibition on the history of opera.

About the Archivio Storico Ricordi

Overview of the collections

The Collections

The collections of the Archivio Storico Ricordi today comprise of more than 100,000 archival items. As a result, the archive can be used for a near-complete documentation of the history of Italian opera in the 19th and early 20th century. To find out more, click on the images that will appear below.

Handwritten Scores

Printed Scores


Iconographic Collection


Posters and Periodicals

Letters and Company Documents