Berlin... Wiesbaden: Ed. Bote & G. Bock [PN B. & B. 15462], [ca. 1960].
Large octavo. Original publisher's gray printed wrappers. 1f. (recto title, verso cast list and contents), 3-66 pp.
Occasional performance annotations in pencil and red ink.
Wrappers worn and soiled; small portion of blank lower outer corner lacking; spine creased with minor damage to head and tail; remnants of adhesive to lyrics on pp. 17-19.
L’île de Tulipatan, to a libretto by Chivot and Duru, was first performed in Paris at the Bouffes-Parisiens on September 30, 1868.
"[Offenbach] was, with Johann Strauss (ii), one of the two composers of outstanding significance in popular music of the 19th century and the composer of some of the most exhilaratingly gay and tuneful music ever written... Moreover, it was through the success of Offenbach’s works abroad that operetta became an established international genre, producing outstanding national exponents in Strauss, Sullivan and Lehár and evolving into the 20th-century musical." Andrew Lamb in Grove Music Online.
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