Paris: G. Brandus & S. Dufour [PN B. et D. 10104], [after 1859].
Large octavo. Quarter dark red textured paper with marbled boards, titling gilt to spine. 1f. (recto title illustrated by Barbizet, verso blank), 1f. (recto blank, verso named cast list and note to directors), 1f. (recto contents, verso blank), 269, [i] (blank) pp. Lithographed.
Named cast includes Faure, Sainte-Foy, Marte Cabel, Barbielle, Warot, Breuillé, Bélia, Dupuy, Decroix, Lemaire, and Palianti.
Binding slighlty worn, rubbed, and bumped; upper joint slightly split; hinges split. Browned; two faded handstamps and small publisher's facsimile signature handstamp to lower margin of title, partially trimmed.
A reissue of the first edition.
Le Pardon de Ploërmel was first performed in Paris at the Opéra-Comique on April 4, 1859.
"The work, originally called Le pardon de Ploërmel, was planned as a one-act opéra comique and enlarged to three acts at Meyerbeer’s request. The composer converted the original spoken dialogue into recitatives for performances in other countries, where the opera often became known as Dinorah. The most famous number is the heroine’s coloratura waltz aria in Act 2, ‘Ombre légère qui suis mes pas’, during which she dances with her own shadow. The overture is innovatory in that it features participation of the chorus, a prayer to the Virgin sung behind the curtain that alternates with procession and storm music in the pit." Steven Huebner in Grove Music Online.
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