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LÉO DELIBES - COMPOSER
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Autographed 4.5” x 5.75” musical quotation of two bars of the Act I aria, Pourquoi dans les Grand Bois from his opera “Lakmé”, February, 1885.

 

The composer’s opera was first performed at the Opera Comique in Paris on April 14, 1883.  The lead role was sung by the American soprano Marie van Zandt as was an unqualified success from the start, reaching 500 performances there by 1909 and 1000 performances by 1931.  The composer was amazingly prolific during his life, however, this opera and the two ballets, “Sylvia” and “Coppelia” have survived the duration of time and remain in today’s repertory. 

 

Musical quotations by Delibes are uncommon, especially of his important works. 

 

Age toning from previous framing and a small corner tear bottom right. Would display well.