1879 · Paris
Named cast includes Berthelier, Vauthier, Urbain, Lary, Pacra, Libret, Caliste, Tony, Deberg, Duchosal, Tauffenberger, Auger, Perrenot, Desclos, William, J. Granier, Desclauzas, Mily Meyer, Piccolo, Ribe, Dianie, and Kolb.
La petite mademoiselle, to a libretto by Meilhac and Halévy, was first performed in Paris at the Renaissance on 12 April 1879.
"... 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.
Poise, Ferdinand 1828-1892
La Surprise de l'Amour Opéra Comique en 2 Actes de Ch. Monselet d'après la Comédie de Marivaux ... Prix net: 8f. Partition Chant et Piano réduite par Ate. Bazille. [Piano-vocal score]. Paris: Durand, Schœnewerk & Cie. [D. S. et Cie. 2364], . 1f. (recto title illustrated by L. Denis in sepia, verso blank), 1f. (recto named cast list and contents, verso blank), 122 pp.
Named cast includes Galli Marié, Irma Marié, Nicot, and Moblet.
A French composer specializing in opéra comique, Poise's La surprise de l'amour, to a libretto by Monselet after Marivaux, was first performed in Paris at the Opéra-Comique (Favart) on 31 October 1877.
Binding somewhat worn; hinges split. Slightly worn, browned, and foxed throughout; handstamps to title of the Lecocq; minor damage to pp. 101-102 of the Poise. (Inventory #: 28607)