Paris: Au Ménestrel, Heugel & Cie. [PNs H. et Cie. 7742, G. H. 1190], [ca. 1884]. Large octavo. Quarter dark red calf with dark red textured cloth boards, spine in gilt-ruled compartments with titling gilt. 1f. (recto decorative half title, verso blank), 1f. (recto decorative title, verso blank), [i] (recto notes on first performance and named cast lists), [ii] (contents), [i] (blank), 355, [i] (blank) pp.
Named cast for first performance in Brussels includes Vergnet, Manoury, Gresse, Fontaine, Boutens, Mansuède, M. Duvivier, Bl. Deschamps, and Lonati and for first performance in Paris Jean de Reszké, V. Maurel, Édouard de Reszké, Villani, Paroli, Mignoni, Fidès-Devriès, Tremelli, and Hallary.
Binding slightly worn, rubbed, bumped, and scuffed. Slightly worn; some marginal tape repairs; small handstamps to half-title, title, and cast leaf.
Conceived on a grand scale, Hérodiade was first performed in Brussels at the Théâtre de la Monnaie on December 19, 1881, under the direction of Stoumon and Calabrési and in Paris at the Théâtre Italien on February 1, 1884, under the direction of Maurel and Corti.
"[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 #29469
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