Paris: Brandus & Cie. [PN B. & Cie. 12421], . Large octavo. Contemporary dark brown quarter leather with green marbled boards with H. Maquaire subscription information gilt to upper, pebbled dark brown paper to lower. 1f. (recto title illustrated by G. Fraipont printed in blue, verso blank), 1f. (recto dedication to Zulma Bouffar, Camargo in the first performance, verso blank), 1f. (notes on first performance and named cast list, verso contents), xii, 295, [i] (blank) pp. Lithographed.
Named cast includes Vauthier, Berthelier, Lary, Pacra, Libert, Deberg, Duchosal, Tony, Urebain, Caliste, William Desclos, Auger, Mercier, Perrenot, Beziat, Caillous, Z. Bouffar, Desclauzas, Jily-Meyer, Lea d'Asco, Piccolo Panseron, Ribe, Kolb, Dianie, Vialla, Davenay, Dortet, Z. Bied, and G. Piter.
Binding worn, rubbed, scuffed, and bumped; front hinge split; small handstamp "152" to lower margin of front free endpaper. Occasional foxing; small publisher's facsimile handstamp to lower margin of title; small tear to upper margin of p. 287 with tape repair.
La Camargo, to a libretto by Vanloo and Leterrier, was first performed in Paris at the Renaissance on November 20, 1878.
"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 #28372
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