Paris: Au Ménestrel, Heugel & Cie. [PNs H. et Cie. 7687, G. H. 644], [after 1887]. Large octavo. Full flexible blue cloth boards, titling gilt to spine. 1f. (recto decorative title, verso blank), 1f. (recto named cast lists and contents, verso blank), 167, [i] (blank) pp.
Named cast for 1873 production in Paris at the Odéon includes P. Viardot, E. Vidal, Bosquin, and Petit; for the 1874 production at the Odéon P. Gueymard, C. Salla, Bosquin, and Bouhy; for the 1874 production at the Opéra-Comique Carvalho, Franck, Duchesne, and Bouhy; and for the 1887 production at the Concerts du Châlet G. Krauss, Durand-Ulbach, Vergnet, and Lorrain.
Binding slightly worn and shaken. Small rectangular publisher's handstamp to lower margin of second leaf.
Marie-Magdeleine, an oratorio to text by Gallet, was first performed in Paris at the Odéon on April 11, 1873, apparently making a "deep impression."
"[Massenet] was the most prolific and successful composer of opera in France at the end of the 19th century and into the beginning of the 20th." Annegret Fauser, Patrick Gillis and Hugh Macdonald in Grove Music Online. Item #29465
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