New York: G. Schirmer [PN 16100], [ca. 1920]. Large octavo. Full dark green decorative cloth gilt, titling gilt to spine, top edge gilt. 1f. (recto blank, verso portrait of composer), 1f. (recto title, verso cast list), v-xiv (notes on first performance, named cast list, and synopsis), 1f. (contents), 323, [i] (publisher's advertisement) pp.
Named cast includes Barbot, Balanqué, Reynald, Cibot, Miolan-Carvalho, Faivre, and Duclos.
Occasional performance annotations in blue crayon.
Spine slightly worn. Former owner's signature to front free endpaper; occasional annotations in pencil.
First performed, to a libretto by Jules Barbier and Michel Carré after Carré’s Faust et Marguerite and Johann Wolfgang von Goethe’s Faust, Part I (in the French translation by Gérard de Nerval) in Paris at the Théâtre Lyrique on March 19, 1859.
To most opera lovers today, Gounod is essentially the composer of Faust and Roméo et Juliette and with good reason, for it would be difficult to defend the critical position that these are not his best works for the stage." Steven Huebner in Grove Music Online. Item #28828
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