Paris: Au Ménestel, Heugel [PN H. 29661], . Large octavo. Original publisher's decorative ivory wrappers printed in dark brown. 1f. (half title), 1f. (dedication), 1f. (title in red and black), [i] (notes on first performance and named cast list), [ii] (contents), [i] (copyright statement), 298 pp.
Named cast includes Lafont, Micheletti, Pujol, Azema, Gauley, Calvet, Niel, Gaudin, Rousseau, Morturier, Payen, Mathyl, D'Arjac, Cornellier, Genio, Hébert, Langlet, Franc, Julliot, Masson, and Joyez.
Wrappers slightly worn and soiled; publisher's handstamp to lower margin of free front endpaper and title. Minor tears to outer edge of pp. 231-240.
First performed in Paris at the Théatre National de l'Opéra-Comique on May 9, 1928, under the direction of Louis Masson and Georges Ricou.
After winning the Prix de Rome in 1923, [Bousquet] became director of the Conservatoire in Roubaix. His first opera, Zorriga (1925), was one of several written for and performed in the amphitheatre at Béziers. It is set in a Moroccan harem and like Sarati-le-terrible (1928), also set in North Africa, employs surface elements of Arabic music... Bousquet’s work is traditional in its harmonic language and motivic construction but adds vivid elements of local colour." Richard Langham Smith in Grove Music Online. Item #28918
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