[Milano]: [Sonzogno] [PN E. S. 58], [ca. 1890]. Large octavo. Half dark brown pebbled cloth with marbled boards, printed titling excerpts laid down to upper and spine. 1f. (recto notes on first performance, cast list, and index, verso blank), 238 pp.
Binding slightly worn, rubbed, and bumped; small bookseller's label to rear pastedown. Minor to moderate foxing throughout; lacking title; some margins cropped, not affecting printed area; cataloguing annotation in pencil to upper margin of first leaf.
First Italian edition of the second version.
Les prés Saint-Gervaisk to a libretto by Sardou and Gille, was first performed in Paris at the Variétés on November 14, 1874.
"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 #28413
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