Paris: E. Heu [PN E.H. 1845], . Large octavo. Quarter dark brown calf with patterned maroon paper boards. 1f. (recto title illustrated by A. Jannin and printed in brown, verso blank), 1f. (recto notes on first performance, named cast list, and contents, verso blank), 99, [i] (blank) pp.
Named cast includes Dupuis, Kopp, Léonce, Aimée, and Lucy-Abel.
Boards slightly worn, rubbed and bumped; publisher's advertisement laid down to front endpapers, with rectangular handstamp to front free endpaper and first two leaves. Occasional minor foxing; facsimile signature handstamp to cast leaf and two additional leaves.
Le beau Dunois, to a libretto by Chivot and Duru, was first performed in Paris at the Variétés on April 13, 1870.
"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 #28371
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