Paris: Brandus & Cie. [PN B. & Cie. 13016], [after 1888]. Large octavo. Quarter green calf with green textured paper boards, titling gilt to spine. 1f. (recto decoratibve title printed in gray-green, verso blank), 1f. (recto named cast list and contents, verso blank), x, 232 pp.
Named cast includes Berthelier, Alb. Brasseur, Jourdan, Allart, Schmiddt, Charvet Dubois, Lauret, Simon Girard, Mily-Meyer, Darcourt, Ducouret, and Norette.
Binding somewhat worn and rubbed; edges bumped with minor damage to paper. Browned; some signatures split or partially split; two handstamps to lower margin of title slightly cropped; small tear to blank outer margin of p. 117.
First Edition, [?]later issue.
La vie mondaine, to a libretto by Ferrier and de Najac, was first performed in Paris at the Nouveautés on February 13 1885.
"Much of Lecocq’s music is characterized by a light touch, but he could also adopt a more lyrical and elevated style than Offenbach and termed several of his operettas opéras comiques. His greatest popular triumph, La fille de Madame Angot, has remained a classic among operettas, and demonstrates Lecocq’s abundant flow of pleasing melodies, his deft exploitation of rhythm for a lively theatrical effect, impressive building up of extended numbers, and typically French shaping of phrases." Andrew Lamb in Grove Music Online. Item #28335
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