Paris: Choudens [A.C. 1411.], [ca. 1873]. Large octavo. Quarter dark green pebbled cloth with dark green pebbled paper boards, titling giilt to spine. 1f. (recto decorative lithographic title by Barbizet printed in brown, verso blank), 1 (named cast list and table of contents), 2-269, 270-283 ("Supplement"), [i] (blank) pp.
Named cast includes both singers from the opera's first performance, at the Théâtre Lyrique in Paris on April 27, 1867 (Carvalho, Daram, Duclos, Michot, Puget, Laurent, Barré, Laveissière, Troy jeune, Troy, Cazaux, Wartel, and Neveu), and those from a subsequent restaging at the Opéra-Comique on January 20, 1873 (Carvalho, Ducasse, Decroix, Duchène, Bach, Raoult, Duvernoy, Bernard, Teste, Melchissédec, Ismaël-Bouhy and Nevue).
Binding slightly worn, rubbed, and bumped. Minor foxing, heavier to outer leaves; light dampstaining to outer margins of approximately 15 leaves; small tear to outer margin of pp. 145-146.
Revised edition, possibly issued to coincide with the 1873 revival.
Roméo et Juliette was "Gounod's most spectacular immediate success. Coming as it did during the Exposition Universelle of 1867, when Paris was invaded by visitors from the provinces and abroad, the opera drew full houses for many consecutive nights. It started its rapid conquest of foreign stages at Covent Garden on 11 July 1867 and before the end of the year had been seen at major centres in Germany and Belgium." Steven Huebner in Grove Music Online. Item #25627
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