Paris: [Au Ménestrel, Heugel] [PNs H. et Cie. 7067, G. H. 1356, G. H. 1386], [ca. 1895]. Large octavo. Full dark green cloth, titling gilt to spine. 1f. (recto dedication, verso blank), [i] (notes on first performance and named cast list), [ii] (contents), [i] (blank), 397, [i] (blank), 337-344 pp.
Named cast includes Marie Heilbronn, Molé-Truffier, Chevalier, Rémy, Lardinois, Talazac, Taskin, Cobalet, Grivot, Collin, Labis, Teste, Reynal, Legrand, Troy, Davoust, and Bernard.
Occasional performance annotations in pencil and red crayon.
Binding slightly worn, rubbed, and bumped, cloth to lower board somewhat stained and wrinkled; hinges partially split. Occasional small chips, tears, repairs, and light soiling; small rectangular publisher's handstamp to lower margin of second leaf. Lacking title.
Manon, to a libretto by Meilhac and P. Gille after A.-F. Prévost's L’histoire du chevalier des Grieux et de Manon Lescaut, was first performed in Paris at the Opéra Comique (Favart) on January 19, 1884.
"... In Manon Massenet found a subject entirely to his taste which brought out his true gifts."
"[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 #29494
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