Braunschweig: Henry Litolff [PN Collection Litolff No. 80], [ca. 1900]. Large octavo. Half mid-tan mottled calf with marbled boards, raised bands on spine in gilt-ruled compartments, titling gilt. 1f. (recto title within architectural border, verso cast list and contents), 3-144 pp.
Binding slightly worn.
A tragedy in four acts to a libretto by Nicolas-François Guillard after Guymond de la Touche’s Iphigénie en Tauride, itself based on Euripides, Iphigénie en Tauride was first performed in Paris at the Opéra on May 18, 1779.
"Iphigénie en Tauride was the crowning achievement of Gluck’s career, a result of the combination of his lifelong experience as an opera composer and a libretto which is arguably the best he ever set." Jeremy Hayes in Grove Music Online. Item #28967
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