Paris: Choudens Fils [PN A.C. 1482], [ca. 1900]. Large octavo. Half black cloth with textured black paper boards. 1f. (recto title, verso blank), [i] (cast list and contents), 2-253, [i] (blank) pp. Text in German.
With occasional lyrics translated into Danish in manuscript.
Binding slightly worn and shaken. Tear to outer margin of p. 197-198.
First performed in Paris at the Lyrique on April 27, 1867 to a libretto by Barbier and Carré after Shakespeare.
Gounod's "Roméo et Juliette contains four exquisite soprano-tenor duets, a number almost certainly unprecedented in 19th-century opera and a harbinger of the prominence of love duets in such works as Massenet’s Manon and Werther; to Gounod’s great credit each has a distinct musico-dramatic ambience and shape." Steven Huebner in Grove Miusic Online. Item #28958
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