1878 · Paris
Named cast includes Vauthier, Berthelier, Lary, Pacra, Libert, Deberg, Duchosal, Tony, Urebain, Caliste, William Desclos, Auger, Mercier, Perrenot, Beziat, Caillous, Z. Bouffar, Desclauzas, Jily-Meyer, Lea d'Asco, Piccolo Panseron, Ribe, Kolb, Dianie, Vialla, Davenay, Dortet, Z. Bied, and G. Piter.
Binding worn, rubbed, scuffed, and bumped; front hinge split; small handstamp "152" to lower margin of front free endpaper. Occasional foxing; small publisher's facsimile handstamp to lower margin of title; small tear to upper margin of p. 287 with tape repair. First Edition.
La Camargo, to a libretto by Vanloo and Leterrier, was first performed in Paris at the Renaissance on November 20, 1878.
"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 #: 28372)