Kassel: Alkor, . Small folio. Original publisher's full black cloth with titling in silver to upper and spine. 1f. (recto half title, verso blank), 1f. (recto title, verso copyright statement), 1f. (recto dedication, verso blank), [vii]-[x] (cast list, instrumentation, contents), xi-xxiii (foreword), [i] (blank), 379,  (blank), 381-444 (supplementary material) pp. Text in German and French. In dustjacket.
Les contes d’Hoffmann, to a libretto by Barbier completed by Giraud, was first performed in Paris at the Opéra-Comique on February 10, 1881.
"[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. His opera Les contes d’Hoffmann has retained a place in the international repertory..." Andrew Lamb in Grove Music Online. Item #28806
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