Mainz: B. Schott's Söhnen [PN 12011 (0-24)], [ca. 1852]. Folio. Full dark blue textured cloth, titling gilt to spine.  (cast list and libretto), -13 (libretto), [i] (blank),  (cast list and table of contents), 2-278 pp. Music engraved. Text in French and German.
Two overpastes with copyright information to lower margin of p. 2.
Minor staining to boards, pastedowns, and endpapers. Libretto moderately browned; occasional light soiling; margins foxed; repair to margins of final leaf, not affecting music.
First German Edition. OCLC no. 28011926.
First performed in Paris at the Opéra on April 23, 1852.
A French composer, teacher and writer on music, Halévy was a pupil of both Cherubini and Méhul. His pupils at the Conservatoire included Gounod, Bizet, Lecocq and Saint-Saëns. Of Jewish parentage, his first serious grand opera, La Juive, became the greatest success of his career. "Wagner held Halévy’s work in high esteem... and drew attention to his sense of period achieved without recourse to mock-antique devices: ‘For my part’ he wrote, ‘I have never heard dramatic music which has transported me so completely to a particular historical epoch’." Hugh Macdonald in Grove Music Online. Item #26423
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