1890 · Paris
Named cast includes Berthelier, Vauthier, Scipioin, E. Montaubry, Charvet, Lauret, Dubois, Prosper, Vaillant-Couturier, Élise Clary, Felcourt, Morianne, Lucy-Jane, Ducouret, Norette, Varennes, and Eymard;
Binding slightly worn, bumped, and scuffed. Slightly browned; some signatures split or partially split; occasional minor edge chips and tears, not affecting music; small circular handstamp to lower margin of title. First Edition, later issue.
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." Andrew Lamb in Grove Music Online. (Inventory #: 28382)