Paris: G. Hartmann [PN G.H. 845], .
Large octavo. 1f. (recto decorative title by Barbizet, verso blank), 1f. (recto named cast list and contents, verso blank), xii, 9-271, [i] (blank) pp. Lithographed. Some leaves unopened.
Named cast includes Bouhy, Lhérie, Neveu, Bernard, Priola, and Galli-Marié.
Wrappers slightly worn; spine creased with small tears to head and tail. Two small rectangular publisher's handstamps to lower margin of title.
First Edition, variant issue.
Don César de Bazan, to a libretto by d'Ennery, Dumanoir, and Chantepie after Hugo's Roy Blas, was first performed in Paris at the Opéra-Comique (Favart) on November 30, 1872. The first version of the work was destroyed by fire; it was revised and reorchestrated in 1888 and first performed in Geneva on January 20 of that year.
"[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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