New York: G. Schirmer [PN 38782 C, 38782], 1940. Large octavo. Full green cloth, titling gilt to upper and spine; decorative endpapers. 1f. (recto blank, verso portrait of composer), 1f. (recto title, verso blank), [i] (cast list and acts), [ii] (introduction), [ii] (contents), [i] (blank), 388 pp.
Binding very slightly worn and bumped. Former owner's signature ("Jerry Holover")in blue ink to upper outer corner of 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 #29495
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