1875 · Paris
Named cast includes Lhérie, Bouhy, Potel, Barnold, Dufriche, Duvernoy, Nathan, Teste, Galli-Marié, Chapuy, Ducasse, and Chevalier.
Binding slightly worn, rubbed, and bumped; head and tail of spine chipped; small tear to outer edge of free front endpaper. Slightly browned and creased; some signatures split; signed inscription to verso of cast list "Souvenir de Maman a l'occasion de mes 18 ans - Jeanne H. Thierry 20 Juilliet 1886"; lower corner of pp. 137-138 torn, with no loss; tape repair to upper corner of pp. 255-256. Second edition.
Carmen is recognized as one of the greatest of all 19th century operas. Composed in 1873-1874, it was first performed in Paris at the Opéra-Comique on March 3, 1875 to a libretto by H. Meilhac and L. Halévy after Mérimée under the baton of Adolphe Deloffre (1817-1876). (Inventory #: 29439)