1888 · Paris
Named cast includes A. Talazac, Bouvet, Cobalet, Fournets, Bussac, Blanche Deschamps, and Simonnet.
Binding slightly worn, rubbed, and bumped. Some minor foxing; some leaves guarded at inner margins; occasional annotations in pencil; former owner's signature to upper margin of title partially erased; small rectangular publisher's handstamp to lower margin of cast leaf; small numerical annotation to verso of contents; final three leaves lightly soiled and faded. First Edition.
Le roi d'Ys, to a libretto by Blau, was first performed in Paris at the Opéra-Comique (Favart) on May 7, 1888.
"It was an overwhelming success and for the remaining four years of his life Lalo finally enjoyed the general acclaim he had sought for so long." Hugh Macdonald in Grove Music Online. (Inventory #: 29358)