Paris: Brandus & Cie. [PN B. & Cie. 11801], . Large octavo. Half dark blue pebbled cloth with marbled boards, titling gilt to spine. 1f. (recto title illustrated by Barbizet. verso blank), 1f. (recto notes on first performance, named cast list, and contents, verso blank), 1f. (dedication), 269, [i] (blank) pp.
Named cast for the first performance in Brussels at the Théâtre des Fantaisie-Pareisiennes on December 4, 1872 includes Mario Widmer, Jolly, Charlier et Chambéry, Touzé, Ernotte, Noé, Ometz, Durieu, Desclauzas, Pauline Luigini, Delorme, Bourgeois, Sporas, Pauline, Carben, Malleville, Savigny, and Camille, and for the Paris performance at the Théâtre des Folies-Dramatiques on February 24, 1873 Mendasti, Ph. Dupin, Luco, Haymé, Legrain, Vavasseur, Jeault, Heuzey, Desclauzas, Paola Marié, Vauthier-Toudouze, Julien, Minne, Alieri, M[a]rie Dordan, d'Aubigny, Fleury, and Duvernay.
Title incorporates a small oval portrait of Paola Marié, the singer who performed the role of Clairette Angot in Paris.
Binding slightly worn, rubbed and bumped. Mostly minor foxing; dampstaining to upper margins; title slightly trimmed and with small chip to blank lower outer corner; handstamps to title and third leaf; 2" tear to first page of music.
"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 #28618
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