New York: G. Schirmer [PN 12117], 1895. Large octavo. Original publisher's full dark green cloth gilt. 1f. (recto blank, verso portrait of composer), 1f. (recto title within decorative border, verso blank), [iii] (recto notes on first performance, named cast list, and story), [i] (contents), 391, [i] (blank) pp.
Named cast for first performance in Paris in 1875 includes Lhérie, Bouhy, Dufriche, Duvernoy, Nathan, Galli-Marié, Chapuy, Ducasse, and Chevalier.
Binding slightly bumped. Former owner's signature "Doris Helena Allbee" to upper margin of free front endpaper dated June 16, 1922; occasional annotations in pencil.
In four acts to a libretto by Henri Meilhac and Ludovic Halévy after Prosper Mérimée’s novel, Carmen was first performed in Paris at the Opéra-Comique (Salle Favart) on March 3, 1875. Item #29438
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