Paris: G. Brandus, Dufour & Cie. [PN B. et Cie. 9209.], [Ca. 1853]. Large octavo. Quarter red morocco with textured cloth boards, raised bands on spine in decorative compartments gilt,, marbled endpapers. 1f. (decorative lithographic title by A. Barbizet, printed in brown), 1f. (cast list and index), 453 pp. Lithographed.
Publisher's handstamp to lower edge of title. With the supplement "Rondeau composé pour Melle. Alboni" (pp. 445-453).
Binding slightly worn, rubbed, bumped, and stained. Light foxing; occasional light browning, creasing, and dampstaining.
A later edition. Lesure, p. 78.
Les Huguenots was first performed at the Paris Opéra on February 29, 1836.
"Meyerbeer successfully transposed the formula of a highly variegated succession of scenes connected by a well-integrated plot from the good-versus-evil morality play of Robert le diable to a historical setting that prominently features public political turmoil... In its juxtaposition of reverential Protestant victims and fanatical Catholics – both invoking the name of the Lord – the fifth act is a locus classicus for the vivid ironical contrasts characteristic of Meyerbeerian grand opera." Steven Huebner in Grove Music Online. Item #24820
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