Paris: Choudens [A.C. 1411.], . Large octavo. Flexible dark blue leather boards, decorative endpapers. 1f. (decorative lithographic title by Barbizet printed in purple), 1f. (dedication 'A Sa Majesté Charles XV Roi de Suède de Norvège"), 1 (named cast list and index), 2-303 pp. Lithographed.
Binding slightly worn. Light foxing, soiling, and offsetting; first and last leaves browned; occasional tears repaired; some loss to corners, not affecting music; publisher's handstamp to lower right portion of title; circular owner's stamp to dedication and cast list; cast list leaf partially detached.
First performed at the Théâtre Lyrique in Paris on April 27, 1867 with a libretto by Jules Barbier and Michel Carre after Shakespeare.
"[Roméo et Juliette was] Gounod's most spectacular immediate success. Coming as it did during the Exposition Universelle of 1867, when Paris was invaded by visitors from the provinces and abroad, the opera drew full houses for many consecutive nights. It started its rapid conquest of foreign stages at Covent Garden on 11 July 1867 and before the end of the year had been seen at major centres in Germany and Belgium." Steven Huebner in Grove Music Online. Item #28878
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