Paris: Choudens [A.C. 3825.], [after 1887]. Large octavo. Contemporary quarter dark red morocco with dark red paper boards, spine with gilt rules and titling; marbled endpapers. 1f. (title printed within pictorial border), 1f. (named cast list for the first performance and table of contents), 224 pp. Lithographed.
Binding slightly worn and soiled. Browned.
First Edition. OCLC no. 19727866.
Madame Favart, to a libretto by Alfred Duru and Henri Charles Chivot, premiered at the Folies-Dramatiques in Paris on December 28, 1878. Performed nearly 200 times in Paris, it was a wlecome success for Offenbach.
"A satire on 18th-century manners and morals, with a lively and varied score, the work featured Juliette Simon-Girard as Madame Favart and her husband, Simon-Max, as the police official Hector de Boispréau (tenor)." Andrew Lamb in Grove Music Online. Item #26622
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