Paris: Choudens [PN A.C. 15000], .
Large octavo. Original publisher's ivory printed wrappers. 1f. (recto title, verso blank), 1f. (recto notes on first performance and named cast list, verso blank), 1f. (recto contents, verso blank), 2f. (preface), 177, [i] (blank) pp.
Occasional lyrics translated into Norwegian in pencil and black ink.
Named cast includes Fernand Ansseau, Aline Vallandri, Yvonne Brothier, and Marthe Coiffier.
Wrappers slightly worn and soiled and worn; former owner's handstamp ("Hjørdis Wied Koncertsangerinde") and small price handstamp to lower margin of upper wrapper; spine worn with some loss. Wied's handstamp to upper margin of free front endpaper and lower margin of three leaves; annotations in pencil and red crayon to contents; tear to outer margin of pp. 87-92.
Revised Paris version. Re-issue of Hopkinson 41C(u).
First performed in Paris at the Theâtre National de l'Opéra-Comique on October 11, 1921 under Albert Carré and Isola A. Frères.
"Orfeo ed Euridice was the first of Gluck’s three so-called reform operas written with Ranieri de’ Calzabigi (the other two were Alceste and Paride ed Elena) in which a ‘noble simplicity’ in the action and the music was intended to replace the complicated plots and florid musical style of opera seria." Jeremy Hayes in Grove Music Online.
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