Paris: Théodore Michaelis [PN T. M. 215], [ca. 1880].
Large octavo. Full dark blue cloth, titling gilt to spine. 1f. (recto illustrated title by Delaroche, verso blank), 2f. (introduction by Théodore de Lajarte), 1f. (named cast list), 1f. (contents), 1f. (recto full-page illustration by Delaroche, verso blank), 244 pp.
Named cast for the first performance includes Beaucreux, de la Borde, de la Grille, Godonesche, Dauphin, Aubrey, Brigogne, Saint-Christophle, des Fronteaux, Verdier, Clédière, Gaye, and Morel.
Binding very slightly worn; tail of spine slightly abriaded. First few leaves foxed; title partially detached and with small publisher's facsimile signature handstamp to lower outer corner; handstamp of previous owner G. Barrère to first page of introduction; full-page illustration partially detached.
In the series Chefs-d'Oeuvre Classiques de l'Opéra Français.
Thesée, to a libretto by Quinault after Ovid’s Metamorphoses, was first performed at court in St Germain-en-Laye, January 11, 1675.
"Thésée was part of the standard repertory at the Paris Opéra from 1675 until 1767; in addition, it was selected to represent Lully when, in 1779, the Opéra presented an historical survey of French operatic styles." Lois Rosow in Grove Music Online.
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