[Paris]: [Au Ménestrel, Heugel & Cie.] [PN H. & Cie. 24004], [ca. 1905]. Large octavo. Full blue cloth, titling gilt to spine; decorative endpapers. 1f. (dedication), [i] (title with notes on first performance and cast list), [ii] (contents), [i] (blank), 200 pp. Text in French and English.
Binding slightly worn; publisher's handstamp to lower margin of blank preliminary leaf and lower outer margin of title. Browned; minor edge tears.
Le jongleur de Notre-Dame, to a libretto by M. Léna after France's L’étui de nacre, was first performed in Paris at the Opéra Comique on February 18, 1902.
"[The work is] little known, considering its unusual appeal. Religious practice is here at the centre of a little drama that combines humour and piety."
"[Massenet] was the most prolific and successful composer of opera in France at the end of the 19th century and into the beginning of the 20th..." Annegret Fauser, Patrick Gillis and Hugh Macdonald in Grove Music Online. Item #28888
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