1825 · Paris
Title with lithographic vignette and publisher's handstamp. Table of contents with melodic and textual incipits for each number.
Binding somewhat worn, bumped, and stained; partially detached. Slightly worn, soiled, and foxed, heavier to some leaves; several signatures partially detached; occasional small tears to outer margin, not affecting text; occasional minor show-through and offsetting. Probable First Edition. Schneider pp. 64-65 (with an extra title-leaf not present in either our copy, the Bavarian State Library copy, or copies described in OCLC). Lesure p. 390.
An opéra-comique to a libretto by E. Scribe and G. Delavigne, La Neige was first performed at the Opéra-Comique in Paris (Salle Feydeau) on October 9, 1823.
Auber (1782-1871) was the foremost composer of opéra comique in nineteenth-century France. His operas enjoyed great success not only in his native France but also in Germany, Denmark, and England. In addition to his activities as a composer, Auber was for a time the director of the Paris Conservatoire. (Inventory #: 25586)