Milano: G. Ricordi [PN 108818], .
Large octavo. Original publisher's gray decorative wrappers printed in blue, with head-and-shoulders portrait of Meyerbeer. 1f. (recto title, verso printer's device), 1f. (recto named cast list, verso contents), 520 pp.
Named cast includes Battaille, Jourdan, Duprez Carolina, Lefèvre, Mocker, Hermann-Léon, Nathan, Decroix, Lemercier, Carvalho, Dúvernoy, and Delaunay-Riquier.
Wrappers slightly worn, chipped, and faded; spine reinforced with tape. Browned; tape to inner margin of title; small publisher's circular blind handstamp to lower margin of first ten leaves.
L'Étoile du Nord, to a libretto by Eugène Scribe, was first performed at the Opéra-Comique in Paris on February 16, 1854.
Known as "The Father of Grand Opera," Meyerbeer was "the most frequently performed opera composer during the 19th century, linking Mozart and Wagner." Matthias Brzoska in Grove Music Online.
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