El Capitan. Comic Opera in Three Acts. Book by Charles Klein. [Piano-vocal score]. John Philip SOUSA.

El Capitan. Comic Opera in Three Acts. Book by Charles Klein. [Piano-vocal score]

Cincinnati, New York, Chicago: John Church, 1896. Large octavo. Full dark blue cloth boards with titling gilt to spine. [1] (title), [2] (copyright), 3 (cast and setting), [4] (blank), 5 (contents), [6] (blank), 7-199, [i] (blank) pp.

Boards slightly worn and rubbed; minor damage to tail of spine; front endpaper reattached to title with clear tape. Title page repaired at lower margin with paper tape.

First Edition. Bierley p. 16.

"... El capitan, first performed in 1896, played for four years in America and six months in England and turned out to be the most important 19th-century operetta by an American composer."

"... Sousa's operettas remain period pieces, and except for El capitan have had little success when revived." Paul E. Bierley in Grove Music Online. Item #27431

Price: $250.00  other currencies

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