BALLET DANSÉ AU THÉÂTRE DE L'OPERA dans le Carnaval du Parnasse Acte Ier. Dedié, à Monseigneur, le Duc de la Valiere... Fine engraving by Pierre François Basan (1723-1797) after Gabriel Jacques de Saint-Aubin (1724-1780).

317 x 382 mm. + narrow margins. A very good impression printed on laid paper.

The print depicts a scene from Mondonville's opera-ballet Le Carnaval du Parnasse with elaborately costumed couples dancing in a wooded setting, a theatrical figure at right pointing to the dancers .

Remnants of mounting hinges to upper corners of verso.

Le Carnaval du Parnasse, a ballet-héroïque by Jean-Joseph Cassanéa de Mondonville (1711-1772), was first performed in Paris at the Académie Royale de Musique on September 23, 1749 and given 35 performances that years; it was revived in 1750, 1759, 1767 and 1774. Marc Signorile in Grove Music Online. Item #29659

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