Paris: Choudens [PN A.C. 11310], 1898.
Large octavo. Full dark green cloth flexible boards with original publisher's decorative green cloth wrappers laid down. 1f. (recto title, verso blank), 1f. (recto notes on first performance, named cast list, and contents, verso blank), viii, 230 pp.
Named cast includes Jean Perrier, Regnard, Maurice Lamy, Mariette-Sully, Tariol-Baugé, Léonie Laporte, and Brunais.
Binding slightly worn. Occasional light foxing; two small handstamps to lower margin of title; manuscript annotation to upper margin of title dated March 3,1900.
Véronique, to a libretto by Vanloo and Duval, was first performed in Paris at the Théâtre des Bouffes-Parisiens on December 10, 1898.
"Messager’s style is characterized by fine orchestration (evident also in the ballet music), a gift for easy-flowing melody, often in a waltz rhythm, and a skill in writing music of a dance-like character... [His]contribution to French music, both through his own works and as conductor and promoter of opera, is undeniable, and was recognized as such by his musical contemporaries in many countries." John Wagstaff and Andrew Lamb in Grove Music Online.
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