Paris: G. Brandus & S. Dufour [PN B. et D. 11575], .
Large octavo. 1f. (recto title within decorative border by A. Barbizet, verso blank), 1f. (recto notes on first performance, named cast list, and contents, verso blank), 245, [i] (blank) pp. Lithographed.
Named cast includes Barré, Gailhard, Potel, Galli-Marié, Bélia, Guillot, and Révilly.
Wrappers lacking; spine reinforced with brown paper tape. Occasional light foxing; minor chips to edges of leaves, not affecting music; title and verso of final leaf slightly soiled with minor defects and abrasion to final leaf; small publisher's facsimile signature handstamp to lower margin of title; paper fragment bound between second and third leaves; portion lacking to lower margin of p. 41/42, not affecting music.
First performed in Paris at the Théâtre Impérial de l'Opéra-Comique on 11 September 1869.
From 1857 to 1863, Semet had significant success in stage works with both critics and the public, especially Gil-Blas (1860), but with his return to Sand’s La Petite Fadette (1869, a full opéra-comique, musically unrelated to the 1850 incidental music), he met his Waterloo: music critics loved it, praising especially its masterful orchestration ..." Bruce Gustafson in Grove Music Online.
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