1883 · Boston
Wrappers slightly worn and chipped; partially detached; "No. 506" in black ink and small label to upper; lower wrapper slightly defective; spine worn with loss to head; joints partially split. Slightly browned; some minor staining. First American edition.
Le coeur et la main, to a libretto by Nuitter and Beaumont, was first performed in Paris at the Nouveautés on October 19, 1882.
"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. (Inventory #: 28374)