Iskateli Zhemchuga [Les Pêcheurs de Perles]. [Piano-vocal score]. Georges BIZET.

Iskateli Zhemchuga [Les Pêcheurs de Perles]. [Piano-vocal score].

[Moskva]: [P. Jurgenson] [PNs 19620, 19621 a-c, 19622 a-b, 19623 a-c, 19624 a-b, 19625 a-b, 19626-19631, 19632 a-c, 19633-19636], [1894]. Large octavo. Original publisher's wrappers. [5]-16 (libretto in Cyrillic), 17-222 pp. Text in Russian and French.

Occasional performance notations in black ink and red and blue pencil. Manuscript text overlay in Galician to first three numbers of Act I.

Disbound. Lacking upper wrapper; lower wrapper worn and soiled with small tears to edges and remnants of adhesive to inner margin. Lacking first few leaves, including title; signatures detached; remnants of adhesive to inner margin of verso of first leaf; occasional tape reinforcements to inner margins; minor tear to lower margin of p. 11 with tape repair, not affecting music; upper outer corners creased. Music complete.

In three acts to a libretto by Eugène Cormon and Michel Carré, Les Pêcheurs de Perles was first performed in Paris at the Théâtre Lyrique on September 30, 1863 and at the Opéra-Comique on April 21, 1893.

"Les pêcheurs de perles, which Bizet composed very rapidly in the summer of 1863 when he was 24, was his second opera to be staged but probably the sixth he had composed... The three principal roles are some of the best in French opera of its time, and the opera’s success is now assured." Hugh Macdonald in Grove Music Online. Item #29479

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