Paris: Choudens Père & Fils [PN A.C. 6086], . Large octavo. Quarter textured red cloth with marbled boards, titling gilt to spine. 1f. (recto title within architectural border, verso notes), 1f. (recto notes on first performance, named cast list, and contents, verso blank), 203, [i] (blank) pp.
Named cast includes Marguerite Ugalde, Juliette Darcourt, Herman, Berthelier, Vauthier, and Albert Brasseur
Binding slightly worn, rubbed, and bumped. Slightly browned; occasional markings in pencil.
First Edition, [?]later issue.
L’oiseau bleu, to a libretto by Duru and Chivot, was first performed in Paris at the Nouveautés on January 16, 1884.
"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 #28434
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