1879 · Paris
Named cast includes Dereims, Stéphanne, Giraudet, Barré, Alfred Maris, Bernard, Lefèvre, Teste, Collin, Chenevière, Villars, Davoust, Chevrier, Franck-Duvernoy, Périer, P. Lévy, Dorel, and Laurençon.
With an inscription signed ([?]A. Giacometti) to dedication.
Columbia Broadcasting System Music Library handstamp to lower margin of free front endpaper and several leaves; tape repairs to gutters of pp. 16-17,18-19, 22-23, 81-99, and 280-281; some soiling to title with small oval publisher's handstamp to lower margin. Second version, first issue.
Commission by Carvalho just after he took on the directorship of the Opéra Comique 1876, Cinq-Mars was "given a lavish production" there on April 5, 1877, to a libretto by Poirson and Ballet after the novel by A.V. de Vigny. "The first appearance of a new opera by as eminent a figure as Gounod attracted a flurry of attention..." Steven Huebner in Grove Music Online. (Inventory #: 28957)