Paris: Brandus & Cie. [PN B. & Cie. 12281], . Large octavo. Quarter dark red pebbled cloth with marbled boards, titling gilt to spine. 1f. (recto title illustrated by L. Denis, verso blank), 1f. (recto notes on first performance and named cast list, verso contents), 284 pp.
Named cast includes Berthelier, Vauthier, Puget, Caliste, Hervier, Gaussins, Valotte, Cailloux, Robillot, Gisors, Jeanne Granier, Théol, Carli, Ribe, Bied, Careine, Dianie, Andrée, Néline, Davenay, and Dhaucourt.
Binding slightly worn, rubbed, and bumped. Publisher's facsimile signature handstamp to title.
La marjolaine, to a libretto by Vanloo and Leterrier, was first performed in Paris at the Renaissance on February 3, 1877.
"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 #28611
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