1884 · Paris
Named cast includes Marguerite Ugalde, Juliette Darcourt, Herman, Berthelier, Vauthier, and Albert Brasseur
Binding slightly worn, rubbed, and bumped. Slightly browned; occasional markings in pencil. First Edition, [?]later issue.
L'oiseau bleu, to a libretto by Duru and Chivot, was first performed in Paris at the Nouveautés on January 16, 1884.
"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 #: 28434)