1902 · Paris
Named cast includes Claire Friché, Henri Albers, Henner, Rival, J. Sereno, Dalmée, Dratz-Barat, Brass, Tourjane, Colseau, Disy, Cotreuil, and Durand.
Spine lacking, reinforced with paper tape. Horizontal tear to upper margin of p. 69. First Edition.
L'Etranger, to the composer's own libretto, was first performed in Brussels at the Théâtre de la Monnaie on January 7, 1903.
"There is much of d'Indy himself in the humanitarian and deeply religious Stranger, and he somehow managed through his consummate technique to weld L'étranger into a convincing whole, which is remarkable for its lightness of touch, rhythmic flexibility and the audibility of its text. Debussy admired it immensely and paid homage after the première 'to the serene goodwill that hovers over this work, to its deliberate avoidance of all complication, and above all to d'Indy's quiet determination to excel himself'." Robert Orledge in Grove Music Online. (Inventory #: 28475)