Boston: Oliver Ditson & Company, 1883. Quarto. Original publisher's light brown wrappers. 1f. (recto title, verso blank), 1f. (recto cast list, argument, and contents, verso blank), 5-272 pp. Publisher's catalogue to verso of lower wrapper.
Wrappers somewhat worn and soiled with minor chips to edges; tape reinforcement to spine and edges of wrappers. Occasional annotations; minor tears to outer edges of some leaves; final leaf partially detached.
Lakmé, to a libretto by Edmond Gondinet and Philippe Gille after Pierre Loti’s novel Rarahu, was first performed in Paris at the Opéra-Comique (Salle Favart) on April 14, 1883.
"Its success was lasting; the oriental colour, the superb part for the title role, a well-constructed libretto and the real charm of the music, all contributed to a work on which, with the ballets, Delibes’ fame has rested." Hugh Macdonald in Grove Music Online. Item #29012
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