Robinson Crusoé Opera Comique en 3 Actes (5 Tableaux) Paroles de M.M. E. Cormon et Hector Crémieux... Partition chant et piano arrangée par L. Soumis. [Piano-vocal score]
by OFFENBACH, Jacques 1819-1880
Paris: G. Brandus et S. Dufour [PN B. et D. 11305], 1867. First Edition. Lesure II, pp. 77-78. OCLC no. 853993.Robinson Crusoé, to a libretto by Eugène Cormon and Hector-Jonathan Crémieux after Daniel Defoe's novel, was first performed at the Opéra Comique (Salle Favart) in Paris on November 23, 1867."The work contains typical Offenbachian farce but, befitting production at the Opéra-Comique, is substantially more operatic. Musical highlights include, in Act 2, Friday's song ‘Tamayo, mon frère' and Edwige's waltz song ‘Conduisez-moi vers celui que j'adore'." Andrew Lamb in Grove Music Online.. Large octavo. Quarter contemporary red morocco with red textured paper boards, spine in gilt-ruled compartments, titling gilt, "Émile Carlier" gilt to upper. 1f. (illustrated title by A. Jannin printed in brown), 1f. (named cast list, table of contents, and publisher's notice),  (blank), 2-326 pp. Lithographed. Cast list includes the names of singers for the first performance; pp. 324-326 comprise a supplement of cuts, changes, and transpositions. Publisher's handstamp to lower portion of title. Binding slightly worn, rubbed, bumped, and stained; endpapers slightly browned. Minor foxing, a bit heavier to first few leaves. (Inventory #: 25832)
Musical Autographs and Manuscripts; Rare Books on Music and Dance; First and Early Editions of Printed Music; Prints, Drawings and Ephemera relating to Music and Dance including Opera and Ballet.
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