Paris: Hy. Lemoine. [PN B. et Cie. 9222], [ca.1858-1860]. Large octavo. Quarter contemporary red morocco with mottled green boards, "Abonnement Musical... H. Maquaire... Paris... " gilt to upper, spine in decorative gilt-ruled compartments, titling gilt, marbled endpapers. 1f. (recto decorative lithographic title printed in brown by Thierry F[rère]s, Paris, verso blank), 1f. (recto named cast list and table of contents, verso blank), 452 pp. Engraved.
Named cast includes Barroilhet, Duprez, Canaple, Levasseur, Massol, F. Prevot, St. Denis, Octavo, Martin, Poultier, Raguenot, Dorus Gras, and Stoltz.
Publisher's and music seller's handstamps to title and page 1.
Binding worn, rubbed, and bumped; minor loss at head of spine. Slightly browned; some minor foxing, heavier to some leaves; hinge split preceding cast list.
Reissue of the edition orginally published by Brandus. OCLC no. 21450567.
First performed in Paris at the Opéra on March 15, 1843.
"Halévy won a commanding position in the principal opera houses of Paris and unquestioned entrée to both for the rest of his life. Two grand operas, La reine de Chypre (1841) and Charles VI (1843), may be considered among Halévy’s most successful achievements." Hugh Macdonald in Grove Music Online. Item #26224
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