Berlin: Ed. Bote & G. Bock [PN 14490], [ca. 1905]. Quarto. Original publisher's printed wrappers. 3 (cast, index, and notes on first performance) 4 (blank), 5-35, [i] (blank) pp. Text in German and French.
Wrappers slightly worn; lower corner of upper lacking; spine reinforced with cloth tape.
Les deux aveugles, to a libretto by Moinaux, was first perfomed in Paris at the Bouffes-Parisiens, Salle Marigny, on July 5, 1855.
"[Offenbach] was, with Johann Strauss (ii), one of the two composers of outstanding significance in popular music of the 19th century and the composer of some of the most exhilaratingly gay and tuneful music ever written... Moreover, it was through the success of Offenbach’s works abroad that operetta became an established international genre, producing outstanding national exponents in Strauss, Sullivan and Lehár and evolving into the 20th-century musical." Andrew Lamb in Grove Music Online. Item #28773
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