1971 · New York
Titling to spine in manuscript. Ba-ta-clan, to a libretto by Halévy, was first performed in Paris at the Bouffes-Parisiens on December 29, 1855.
"[Offenbach] was, with Johann Strauss (ii), one of the two composers of outstanding significance in popular music of the 19th century and the composer of some of the most exhilaratingly gay and tuneful music ever written... Moreover, it was through the success of Offenbach's works abroad that operetta became an established international genre, producing outstanding national exponents in Strauss, Sullivan and Lehár and evolving into the 20th-century musical." Andrew Lamb in Grove Music Online. (Inventory #: 29193)