1890 · [Milano]
Binding slightly worn, rubbed, and bumped; small bookseller's label to rear pastedown. Minor to moderate foxing throughout; lacking title; some margins cropped, not affecting printed area; cataloguing annotation in pencil to upper margin of first leaf. First Italian edition of the second version.
Les prés Saint-Gervaisk to a libretto by Sardou and Gille, was first performed in Paris at the Variétés on November 14, 1874.
"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 #: 28413)