[Les Brigands Opéra bouffe en 5 actes]. [Piano-vocal score]. Jacques OFFENBACH.
[Les Brigands Opéra bouffe en 5 actes]. [Piano-vocal score]

[Les Brigands Opéra bouffe en 5 actes]. [Piano-vocal score]

[Paris]: [Colombier] [PN C. 3447], [1869]. Large octavo. Quarter maroon calf with marbled boards, spine in ruled compartments gilt, titling gilt, marbled endpapers. 1f. (recto named cast list and contents, verso blank), [i] (blank), 2-371, [i] (blank) pp.

Named cast includes Dupuis, Z. Bouffar, Kopp, Léonce, Gourdon, Ch. Blondelet, Lanjallay, Baron, Gobin, Boulangé, Cooper, Daniel Bac, Bordier, Videix, Aimée, Lucciani, Julia H., Bessy, A. Regnault, Gravier, Oppenheim, Douard, Léonie, and Génat.

Binding slightly dampstained; spine faded; hinges split. Slightly browned; minor to moderate foxing; some signatures split; lacking title; small former owner's handstamp (A. Duplay) to first two leaves; one leaf detached. Title lacking.

First Edition.

Les brigands, to a libretto by Meilhac and Halévy, was first performed in Paris at the Variétés on December 10, 1869.

"[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 #28798

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