Paris: Brandus & Cie. [PN B. & Cie. 9406]], [ca. 1882].
Large octavo. Quarter mid-brown calf with marbled boards, spine with raised bands in decorative compartments gilt, titling gilt, marbled endpapers. 1f. (recto illustrated title by Barbizet, verso named cast list, printed in brown), 1f. (recto contents printed in brown verso blank), 404 pp., 2ff. (publisher's catalogue). Lithographed.
Named cast includes Battaille, Jourdan, Duprez, Lefebvbe[!], Mocker, Hermann-Léon, Lemercier, Decrois, Riquier-Delaunay, Nathan, Duvernoy, and Carvalho.
Binding worn, rubbed, and bumped; lower hinge split. Occasional light foxing; small facsimile signature handstamp to lower margin of title.
L'Etoile du Nord, to a libretto by Eugène Scribe, was first performed in Paris at the Opéra-Comique (Salle Favart) on February 16, 1854.
"L’étoile du Nord is characterized by a large number of incidental choruses and strophic arias, even by the standards of opéra comique; Meyerbeer is particularly successful in imbuing each with distinctive colour and inventive ideas... [Meyerbeer was] the most frequently performed opera composer during the 19th century, linking Mozart and Wagner." Steven Huebner in Grove Music Online.
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