1930 · Paris
Named cast for the first performance in Paris at the Théâtre Bériza in Paris on January 28, 1927 includes Marguerite Bériza, Germaine Dubourdonné, Rose Dumas, Ed. Warnery, Marc Ducros, Max Moutia, Parker Steward, Marvini, and Palauda, and for the performance at the Opéra-Comique on June 2, 1930 Maguy Gondy, Vavon, Bernadet, Roger Bourdin, W. Tubiana, Pujol, Bernardi, Marvini, and Genio.
Wrappers slightly worn; library handstamp to upper; lower partially detached; spine worn with minor loss. Library handstamp to half-title, title, and third leaf blacked out; gutter partially split between pp. 72-73; occasional creases to upper inner corners, not affecting music. First Edition, later issue.
"The success in 1927 of [Ibert's] opéra-bouffe Angélique finally confirmed his status as one of the best-known composers of his generation... In Angélique... he sought to renew the genre of opéra-bouffe; like others of his contemporaries, such as Poulenc, Milhaud and Sauguet, Ibert looked to the example of Chabrier in an attempt to revive the French virtues of clean-cut melody, clear tonality, transparent textures and freshness of inspiration." Alexandra Laederich in Grove Music Online. (Inventory #: 28329)