Paris: Durand, Schoenewerk & Cie. [PN D.S. & Cie 2195], . Large octavo. Quarter contemporary dark green morocco with textured green cloth boards with initials "L.H." gilt to upper, rules and titling gilt to spine, marbled endpapers. 1f. (recto illustrated title by L. Denis printed in sepia, verso blank), 1f. (recto named cast list and table of contents), xiv, 324 pp. Lithographed.
Named cast includes Achard, Barré, Ismaël, Duvernoy, Barnolt, Potel, Dufriche, Bernard, Teste, Ambroise, Galli-Marié, Franck-Duvernoy, Nadaud, Lina-Bell, Decroix, Thibault, Eva, Marguerite, and Schmit.
Handstamps of Durand, Schoenewerk & Cie. and F. Schoen in Paris to title; printer's note to lower margin of p. 324 "Imp: Michelet rue du Hasard 6."
Binding slightly worn, rubbed and bumped; spine scuffed; edges dusty. Minor browning and foxing; some corners creased; several leaves partially detached.
First Edition of the first version. Lesure II, pp. 152-153. OCLC no. 19727751.
Piccolino, to a libretto by Victorien Sardou and Charles Nuitter, was first performed at the Opéra-Comique (Favart) in Paris on April 11, 1876.
Guiraud was a classmate of Bizet at the Conservatory in Paris and after Bizet's death composed the recitatives that replaced the spoken dialogue in many productions of Carmen; he also completed and orchestrated Offenbach's Les Contes d'Hoffmann. Guiraud's own compositions included orchestral works, ballets and operas, which were "well appreciated in their time." TNG Vol. 7 p. 824. Item #26205
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