New York: G. Schirmer [PN 23903], [after 1912]. Quarto. Original olive green cloth-backed publisher's coloured wrappers illustrated by K Kato. 1f. (title within decorative border), 1f. (first performance statement, named cast list, synopsis of scenes), 1f. (recto musical numbers, verso blank), 167, [i] (blank) pp.
Wrappers slightly worn and soiled with occasional small tears to blank margins.
"In 1912 Victor Herbert, who had quarreled with Emma Trentini, the leading lady of his Naughty Marietta, refused to honour his commitment to compose a second operetta for the singer; Friml was called upon to take Herbert’s place and wrote The Firefly (including the songs ‘Giannina mia’ and ‘Sympathy’), which became his first Broadway success." Gerald Bordman et al. in Grove Music Online.
First performed at the Empire Theatre in Syracuse, New York, on October 14, 1912, conducted by Gaetano Merola with dances arranged by Signor Albertieri. Item #27351
Price: $40.00 other currencies