Paris: C. Joubert [PN L. B. 2828], [ca. 1900].
Large octavo. Quarter black cloth with marbled boards. 1f. (recto title illustrated by E. Buval, verso copyright statement), 1f. (recto named cast list and contents, verso blank), 92 pp.
Named cast includes Anna Judic, Dupuis, Léonce, Baron, Lassouche, E. Didier, Angély, Le Petit Charles, Maurel, Chalont, Marguerite, M. Thérèse, A. Farna, Fillion, and Lamarre.
Minor damage to upper margin of first page of music; some signatures partially split.
La roussotte, a "vaudeville-opérette" to a libretto by Meilhac, Halévy, and A. Millaud, was first performed in Paris at the Variétés on January 26 or 28, 1881, in collaboration with Hervé (Florimond Ronger, 1825-1892) and Marius Boullard (1842-1891).
"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.
"For his theatrical career [Ronger] took the name Hervé, gradually gaining recognition through his Don Quichotte et Sancho Pança (1848) and engagements at the Théâtre de l’Odéon and Théâtre du Palais-Royal, where he appeared as author, composer, conductor, actor, tenor buffo singer and producer, as required." Andrew Lamb in Grove Music Online.
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