Paris: G. Brandus et S. Dufour [PN B. et D. 11601], [ca. 1870].
Large octavo. Quarter red calf with marbled boards, spine in gilt-ruled compartments, titling gilt, marbled endpapers. 1f. (recto title illustrated by A. Jannin, verso blank), 1f. (recto notes on first performance, named cast list, and contents), 56, 73-80, 65-72, 57-64, 81-255, [i] (blank) pp.
Named cast includes Berthelier, Désiré, Bonnet, Ed. Georges, Fonti, Van-Ghell, Chaumont, and Thierret.
Binding slightly worn, rubbed, and bumped. Minor chips to lower margin of first three leaves of music, not affecting music.
First Edition, later issue, with supplement.
La princesse de Trébizonde, to a libretto by Nuitter and Tréfeu, was first performed in Baden-Baden on July 31, 1869 and in Paris at the Bouffes-Parisiens on December 17, 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.
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