Sweethearts A Comic Opera in Two Acts Books by Harry B. Smith and Fred. De Gresac Lyrics by Robert B. Smith. [Piano-vocal score]
1913·New York... Boston... Chicago
by HERBERT, Victor 1859-1924
New York... Boston... Chicago: G. Schirmer [PN 24029], 1913. "[Herbert] was the most talented and successful American operetta composer and important also as an advocate of copyright and performance-rights protection for composers." Stevenn Ledbetter in Grove Music Online. Sweethearts was first performed in Baltimore, Maryland at the Academy of Music, March 24, 1913. Along with Naughty Marietta (1910) it is considered one of his finest operettas.. Quarto. 1f. (title), 1f. (named cast list and index), 1f. (commemoration of the first performance with waist-length photographic reproduction of Christie Macdonald as the lead character, Sylvia), 167, [i] (blank) pp. Disbound; upper wrapper lacking. Final leaf detached and laid down to lower; title somewhat worn, soiled and stained, with small abrasion evidently from removal of rectangular label. (Inventory #: 27345)
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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