Zénéïde. Nicolas Racot de GRANDVAL.


comédie en un acte, en vers, avec divertissement. Par Monsieur de Cahusac, Sécrétaire des Commandemens de S.A.S. Monseigneur le Comte de Clermont, Prince du Sang Représentée pour la premiere fois, par les Comédiens du Roy, le 13 May 1743. [Libretto]

Paris: Prault, 1744.

Octavo. Modern marbled wrappers. 1f. (title), [3]-42 pp. Named cast list. With frontispiece of a scene from the opera engraved by Jean Baptiste Marie Pierre (1713-1789); with pictorial woodcut device to title; decorative headpiece to p. 3.

Slightly worn and browned; title trimmed at upper edge.

Probable First Edition. OCLC 456229749.

"Born into a family of actors, the young Grandval joined a travelling theatrical troupe for which he wrote divertissements and incidental music. He relinquished this nomadic life to settle in Paris where he became associated with the Comédie Dancourt and Théâtre Français." David Tunley in Grove Music Online.

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