Paris: C. Joubert [PN M. et Cie. 9748], [ca. 1900].
Large octavo. Quarter black calf with marbled boards, spine in gilt-ruled compartments, titling gilt. 1f. (recto title within decorative border, verso copyright statement), 1f. (recto notes on first performance, named cast list, and contents, verso blank), 255, [i] (blank) pp.
Named cast includes Girardot, Scott, Grillon, H. Adam, Quinchez, Garcin, Juliette Borghèse, and Girard.
Binding slightly worn, rubbed, and bumped; endpapers with minor foxing. Slightly worn and browned, primarily to outer margins; Florentine handstamp to lower margin of title.
First performed in Paris at the Théâtre-Lyrique on September 19, 1856.
"[Mailart's] most successful opera was Les dragons de Villars (1856) which became popular throughout Europe, reaching New Orleans in 1859 and New York in 1868; it is still occasionally performed in France and Germany... [His] music is characterized by graceful melodies, a colourful, theatrical style and skilful instrumentation." Grove Music Online.
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