1881 · Paris
With an autograph inscription signed by the composer ("Ch. Lecocq") to Vauthier, who played Latignasse in the premiere of the work.
Named cast includes J. Granier, Jolly, Vauthier, Lary, Jeannin, Libert, Deberg, Perrenot, Williams, Crambade, Schamyl, Desclauzas, Mily Meyer, Belliard, Rouvroy, Lydie Borel, Ducouret, Panseron, Doriani, Davenay, Roger, and Boulard.
Wrappers worn and chipped at edges; upper detached; spine faded. Occasional minor foxing; first signature partially detached; publisher's facsimile handstamp to blank lower outer corner of title. First Edition.
Janot, to a libretto by Meilhac and Halévy, was first performed at the Renaissance on January 21, 1881.
"After a lapse of more than a year caused by illness and domestic problems, his career resumed with Janot (1881), Le jour et la nuit (1881) and Le coeur et la main (1882), but these were his last real successes..."
"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 #: 28614)