Paris: Choudens Fils [PN A.C. 5797], [ca. 1890].
Large octavo. Red cloth spine. 1f. (recto title printed within architectural border, verso blank), 1f. (recto notes on first performance, named cast list, and contents, verso blank), 218, 223-224 pp. Some leaves unopened.
Named cast includes Simon-Girard, Jeanne Andrée, Dekernel, Delannoy, Lepers, Simon-Max, and Bartel.
Wrappers lacking; spine somewhat worn and rubbed. Slightly worn; blank corner of title lacking; title and final leaf stained; several upper outer corners slightly soiled.
La princesse des Canaries, to a libretto by Duru and Chivot, was first performed in Paris at the Folies-Dramatiques on February 9, 1883.
"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.
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