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Original Antique Opera Libretto Programs

1855 to to circa 1920s


The Sparrow of Lesbia 1855

The Sparrow of Lesbia

front cover

(36 pages total, see below to purchase)





The Sparrow of Lesbia 1855

The Sparrow of Lesbia

inside spread example

(36 pages total, see below to purchase)


The Sparrow of Lesbia 1855

The Sparrow of Lesbia

back cover

(36 pages total, see below to purchase)


Mlle Rachel's Plays

The Sparrow of Lesbia

New York: Under the authority of M. Raphael Felix
Published by John Darcie & Wardle Corbyn
(1855)

36 pages total, see above sample pages • lots of great antique pre-Civil War advertisements!

Size: approximately 7.75 x 10.5 inches

Typical age-toning, edge and corner wear

$50



L'Oiel Crevé (The Pierced Eye) 1869

L'Oiel Crevé (The Pierced Eye)

front cover

(46 pages total, see below to purchase)





L'Oiel Crevé (The Pierced Eye) 1869

L'Oiel Crevé (The Pierced Eye)

inside spread example

(46 pages total, see below to purchase)


L'Oiel Crevé (The Pierced Eye) 1869

L'Oiel Crevé (The Pierced Eye)

back cover

(46 pages total, see below to purchase)


Theatre Français
Under the Direction of J. Grau

L'Oiel Crevé (The Pierced Eye)
Renowned Opera Bouffé in Three Acts
Words and Music by Hervé

New York: John A. Gray & Green, Printers, 16 and 18 Jacob Street

1869

46 pages total, see above sample pages • "La Polonaise et L'Hirondelle" music score at the back of the program

Size: approximately 6.25 x 9.75 inches

Typical age-toning, edge and corner wear, soiling, etc / separating at bottom

$25



Fleur-de-Thé 1869

Fleur-de-Thé

front cover

(50 pages total, see below to purchase)





Fleur-de-Thé 1869

Fleur-de-Thé

inside spread example

(50 pages total, see below to purchase)


Fleur-de-Thé 1869

Fleur-de-Thé

back cover

(50 pages total, see below to purchase)


Fleur-de-Thé

Opera Bouffé in Three Acts
Libretto by Messrs. Duru and Chivot
Music by Charles Lecocq

New York: John A. Gray & Green, Printers, 16 and 18 Jacob Street

1869

50 pages total, see above sample pages • with music scores at the back of the program

Size: approximately 6.25 x 9.75 inches

Typical age-toning/foxing, edge and corner wear, soiling, etc / soft crease upper third

$20



Les Brigands 1871

Les Brigands

front cover

(72 pages total, see below to purchase)





Les Brigands 1871

Les Brigands

inside spread example

(72 pages total, see below to purchase)


Les Brigands 1871

Les Brigands

back cover

(72 pages total, see below to purchase)


Les Brigands

Grand Opera House
Corner 23d St. and 8th Avenue

Opera Bouffé, in Three Acts
by Messrs. Henri Meilhac and Ludovic Halevy
Music by Offenbach

New York: Metropolitan Printing and Engraving Establish'nt, Herald Building, Broadway and Ann St.

1871

72 pages total, see above sample pages • with music scores at the back of the program

Size: approximately 6.875 x 9.875 inches

Typical age-toning/foxing, edge and corner wear, soiling, etc / cover becoming detached

$20



Star of the North 1876

The Star of the North

front cover

(28 pages total, see below to purchase)





Star of the North 1876

The Star of the North

inside spread example

(28 pages total, see below to purchase)


Star of the North 1876

The Star of the North

back cover

(28 pages total, see below to purchase)


The Star of the North

Academy of Music
Grand Opera
Libretto
and
Parlor Pianist

Published at The Theatre Ticket Office, No. 111 Broadway, New York
Press of Wynkopp & Hallenbicke, 113 Fulton Street, N.Y.

[undated, but 1876 handwritten on cover]

28 pages total, see above sample pages • with music scores at the back of the program

Size: approximately 6.75 x 10.25 inches

Typical age-toning/foxing, edge and corner wear, soiling, etc. / cover is detached

$20



La Marjolaine 1878

La Marjolaine

front cover

(32 pages total, see below to purchase)





La Marjolaine 1878

La Marjolaine

inside spread example

(32 pages total, see below to purchase)


La Marjolaine 1878

La Marjolaine

back cover

(32 pages total, see below to purchase)


La Marjolaine

The Oates English Comic Opera
Libretto

Music by Charles Lecocq

Commercial Job Rooms Print, Cincinnati

1878

32 pages total, see above sample pages

Size: approximately 6.75 x 9.875 inches

Typical age-toning/foxing, edge and corner wear, soiling, etc. / cover is detached

$20



Parsifal circa 1910-20s

Parsifal

front cover

(50 pages total, see below to purchase)





Parsifal circa 1910-20s

Parsifal

inside spread example

(50 pages total, see below to purchase)


Parsifal circa 1910-20s

Parsifal

back cover

(50 pages total, see below to purchase)


Parsifal
A Festival-Drama by Richard Wagner

Grand Opera
Under the Direction of Mr. Heinrich Conried
Libretto

Music by Charles Lecocq

Published by F. Rullman
Theatre Ticket Office, 113 Broadway, New York

[no date: circa 1910s-1920s]

50 pages total, see above sample pages

Size: approximately 6.75 x 10.25 inches

Typical age-toning/foxing, edge and corner wear, soiling, etc.

$20


 



Parsifal circa 1910-20s
(first part)

Parsifal circa 1910-20s
(second part - back of first sheet)

handwritten music score
"Timour the Tartar Reel"

date and author unknown • 8.75 x 5.675 inches • edge/corner wear and short tears

 

$20


 

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