[New York]: Belwin-Mills [PN A. 580], . Large octavo. Original publisher's white decorative wrappers printed in colour. 1f. (recto title, verso copyright and instrumentation), iii (introduction), iv (synopsis in French), v (synopsis in English), vi (cast list), vii (contents), viii (foreword to the English version), 88, 89-119 (libretto), 120 (biographical notes) pp. Text in French and English.
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. Item #29229
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