London: Novello, Ewer & Co., [ca. 1900]. Large octavo. Full dark red blindtooled cloth with titling gilt to upper and spine, all edges gilt. 1f. (recto title, verso blank), 1f. (recto cast list and argument, verso explanation of abbreviations), 137, [i] (blank), 1f. (recto index, verso printer's device) pp.
Binding slightly worn, rubbed, and bumped. Some signatures split or partially split.
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 #28969
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