Paris: Éditions Salabert [PN E.A.S. 7449], . Folio. Original publishers ivory decorative wrappers printed in red. 1f. (recto printed dedication to Madame Pierre Amic, verso blank), 1f. (recto title, verso blank), 1f. (recto named cast list, verso blank), 1f. (recto table of contents, verso blank), 9-156 pp.
Named cast includes Fréjaville, Teddy Deliln, Charles Darthez, Bourgey, Lucienne Daubray, Claude Revel, Jane Morlet, C. Maus and Champell, with mise en scène by Michel Carré.
Wrappers slightly worn and soiled; small tear to head of spine. Occasional light soiling; minor creasing to lower inner corners.
First Edition (possible reissue). Scarce. Worldcat (3 copies only, at Harvard, the University of Nebraska at Lincoln, and the Bibliotheque Nationale de France). OCLC no. 55956244.
Sylvette was first performed at the Théâtre du Trianon Lyrique in Paris on February 17, 1932.
The music of Delmas "shows unusual robustness of picturesque and dramatic gesture; perhaps for this reason he had considerable success with works for the stage, including operas and incidental music." Paul Griffiths in Grove Music Online.
"Février's] early compositions were small-scale, but he later turned almost exclusively to opera composition. Many of the operas (e.g. Le roi aveugle, 1906; L’île désenchantée, 1925) are set in remote, other-worldly locations, and the redemption of mankind through love is a constant theme... In his musical dramas, Février favoured a continuous dramatic flow, uninterrupted by clearly defined arias and choruses... His use of such ‘set pieces’, plus a limited use of leitmotif, and the nature of his plots exhibit the influence of Wagner to a high degree, although his contemporaries saw in Monna Vanna the influence of Massenet and Italian verismo." John Wagstaff and Richard Langham Smith in Grove Music Online. Item #26342
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