1870 · Paris
Named cast includes Dupuis, Kopp, Léonce, Aimée, and Lucy-Abel.
Boards slightly worn, rubbed and bumped; publisher's advertisement laid down to front endpapers, with rectangular handstamp to front free endpaper and first two leaves. Occasional minor foxing; facsimile signature handstamp to cast leaf and two additional leaves. First Edition.
Le beau Dunois, to a libretto by Chivot and Duru, was first performed in Paris at the Variétés on April 13, 1870.
"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 #: 28371)