Paris: Au Ménestrel, Heugel et Cie. [PNs H. & Cie. 24506, 25421(2), 25424(5), 25426(7), 25429(10)].
Folio. Quarter black calf with marbled boards, Rouart-Lerolle subscription label to upper. 1f. (recto half title, verso blank), 1f. (recto title in red and black, verso copyright statement), [i] (notes on first performance and named cast lists), [ii] (contents), [i] (blank), 238 pp.
Named cast for Monte-Carlo performance includes Kousnezoff, Lucy Arbell, Julia Guiraudon, Éliane Peltier, Doussot, Muratore, J.-F. Delmas, Clauzure, and Noté and for Paris performance Kousnezoff, Lucy Arbell, Campredon, Le Senne, Courbières, Muratore, J.-F. Delmas, Journet, Noté, Carrié, and Rey.
Binding slightly worn, scuffed, and rubbed; corners slightly cracked; head and tail of spine frayed; front hinge split. Occasional light foxing and soiling; small handstamp "2" to upper corner of free front endpapers and two additional leaves; subscription handstamp to first five leaves; small circular publisher's handstamp to lower margin of third leaf.
First performed in Monte-Carlo at the Opéra in February of 1912, under the direction of Raoul Gunsbourg and in Paris at l'Académie Nationale de Musique in April of 1912, under the direction of Messager and Broussan.
"Roma has scenes of great nobility and solemn breadth..."
"[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.
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