Paris: Brandus & Cie. [PN B. & Cie. 12078], . Large octavo. Quarter black cloth with black boards, titling gilt to spine. 1f. (recto illustrated title printed in brown, verso blank), 1f. (recto notes on first performance, named cast list, and contents, verso blank), 172, 189-196, 173-188, 197-269, [i] (blank) pp.
Named cast includes Vauthier, F. Puget, Dailly, Caliste, Paul Albert, Derval, Baudin, Jeanne Granier, Alphonsine, Panseron, Blanche Miroir, and Duchesne.
Binding slightly worn, rubbed, and bumped; lower hinge split. Light to moderate foxing; occasional staining; some signatures split; former owner's signature and handstamps to title.
La petite mariée, to a libretto by Leterrier and Vanloo, was first performed in Paris at the Renaissance on December 21, 1875.
"Settling once again in Paris, [Lecocq] confirmed his international reputation with La petite mariée (1875) and Le petit duc (1878), both of which have remained in the French operetta repertory...."
"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 #28606
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