Paris: Brandus et Cie. [PN B. et Cie. 12765], . Large octavo. Full dark green pebbled flexible cloth boards, titling gilt to spine. 1f. (recto illustrated title printed in colour, verso blank), 1f. (recto notes on first performance and named cast list, verso contents), viii, 280 pp.
Named cast includes Brasseur, Berthelier, E. Montaubry, Scipion, Matrat, Dacheux, Prosper, Marguerite Ugalde, Juliette Darcourt, Piccolo, Maurianne, Frédéa, Lucy-Jane, Panot, d'Albe, Varennes, G. d'Oria, Jeanne, and Charbonnel.
Slightly worn; title browned and with handstamps and former owner's signature; second and third leaves detached.
First Edition, later issue.
Le jour et la nuit, to a libretto by Vanloo and Leterrier, was first performed in Paris at thew Nouveautés on November 5, 1881.
"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 #28619
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