Paris: Choudens [PN A.C. 12550], 1903. Folio. Full dark red cloth with original decorative light green upper wrapper laid down to upper; decorative endpapers. 1f. (recto title, verso blank), 1f. (dedication), [i] (blank), [ii] (notes on first performance, named cast list, and contents), [i] (blank), 266 pp.
Named cast includes M. Garden, Tiphaine, Vauthrin, A. Pornot, Maréchel, Ed Clément, J. Périer, A. Allard, Delvoye, and R. Launay.
Binding slightly worn, rubbed, bumped, and shaken; spine frayed at head and tail with minor loss. Slightly worn and browned; handstamp to upper outer corner of title partially erased with resultant minor abrasion.
The second version of the work.
First performed in Paris at the Opéra-Comique (Favart) on December 23, 1903.
"Leroux was almost exclusively a vocal composer, and it was with his operas that he gained the most recognition. Astarté, given at the Paris Opéra under Taffanel in 1901, achieved a modest success; it was followed in 1903 by La reine Fiamette, which was staged in many countries up to World War II..." Richard Langham Smith in Grove Music Online. Item #28949
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