Paris: Choudens Père & Fils [PN A.C. 7823], [ca. 1890]. Large octavo. Quarter red calf with marbled boards, raised bands on spine in decorative compartments gilt, titling gilt, marbled endpapers. 1f. (recto title within architectural border, verso notes), (decorative title), [i] (notes), 1f. (named cast list andn contents), 225, [i] (blank) pp.
Binding slgihtly worn, rubbed and bumped. Browned; small tear to blank outer edge of p. 61 with tape repair.
First Edition, later issue.
La volière, to a libretto by Nuitter and Beaumont, was first performed in Paris at the Nouveautés on February 11 or 12, 1888.
"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 #28337
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