New York: Edwin F. Kalmus, 1973. Large octavo. Original publisher's green printed wrappers. 1f. (recto title, verso blank), [i] (named cast list and contents), 2-202 pp.
Named cast for Théâtre Lyrique production in 1863 includes L. de Maësen, Morini, Ismaël, and Guyot and for the Opéra-Comique production in 1893 Calvé, Delmas, Soulacroix, and Challet.
Wrappers slightly worn. Former owner's signature to upper margin of title and annotation to contents in blue ink.
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 later in Paris at the Opéra-Comique on April 21, 1893, both under the direction of Léon Carvalho.
"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 #29502
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