Robinson Crusoé Opera Comique en 3 Actes (5 Tableaux) Paroles de M.M. E. Cormon et Hector Crémieux... Partition chant et piano arrangée par L. Soumis. [Piano-vocal score]. Jacques OFFENBACH.

Robinson Crusoé Opera Comique en 3 Actes (5 Tableaux) Paroles de M.M. E. Cormon et Hector Crémieux... Partition chant et piano arrangée par L. Soumis. [Piano-vocal score].

Paris: G. Brandus et S. Dufour [PN B. et D. 11305], [1867]. Large octavo. Quarter contemporary red morocco with red textured paper boards, spine in gilt-ruled compartments, titling gilt, "Émile Carlier" gilt to upper. 1f. (illustrated title by A. Jannin printed in brown), 1f. (named cast list, table of contents, and publisher's notice), [1] (blank), 2-326 pp. Lithographed.

Named cast includes Montaubry, Crosti, Ponchard, Sainte-Foy, Bernard, Galli-Marié, Cico, Girard, and Révilly. Pp. 324-326 comprise a supplement of cuts, changes, and transpositions. Publisher's handstamp to lower portion of title.

Binding slightly worn, rubbed, bumped, and stained; endpapers slightly browned. Minor foxing, a bit heavier to first few leaves.

First Edition. Lesure II, pp. 77-78. OCLC no. 853993.

Robinson Crusoé, to a libretto by Eugène Cormon and Hector-Jonathan Crémieux after Daniel Defoe's novel, was first performed in Paris at the Opéra Comique (Salle Favart) on November 23, 1867.

"The work contains typical Offenbachian farce but, befitting production at the Opéra-Comique, is substantially more operatic. Musical highlights include, in Act 2, Friday’s song ‘Tamayo, mon frère’ and Edwige’s waltz song ‘Conduisez-moi vers celui que j’adore’." Andrew Lamb in Grove Music Online. Item #25832

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