1882 · Paris
Named cast includes Brasseur, Berthelier, E. Montaubry, Scipion, Matrat, Dacheux, Prosper, Marguerite Ugalde, Juliette Darcourt, Piccolo, Maurianne, Frédéa, Lucy-Jane, Panot, d'Albe, Varennes, G. d'Oria, Jeanne, and Charbonnel.
Slightly worn; title browned and with handstamps and former owner's signature; second and third leaves detached. First Edition, later issue.
Le jour et la nuit, to a libretto by Vanloo and Leterrier, was first performed in Paris at thew Nouveautés on November 5, 1881.
"Much of Lecocq's music is characterized by a light touch, but he could also adopt a more lyrical and elevated style than Offenbach and termed several of his operettas opéras comiques. His greatest popular triumph, La fille de Madame Angot, has remained a classic among operettas, and demonstrates Lecocq's abundant flow of pleasing melodies, his deft exploitation of rhythm for a lively theatrical effect, impressive building up of extended numbers, and typically French shaping of phrases." Andrew Lamb in Grove Music Online. (Inventory #: 28619)