Le Cid Vocal Score (Paperback)
Le Cid is an opera in four acts and ten tableaux by Jules Massenet to a French libretto by Louis Gallet, douard Blau and Adolphe d'Ennery. It is based on the play of the same name by Pierre Corneille It was first performed by a star-studded cast at the Paris Op ra on 30 November 1885 in the presence of President Gr vy, with Jean de Reszke as Rodrigue. The staging was directed by Pedro Gailhard, with costumes designed by Comte Lepic, and sets by Eug ne Carpezat (act 1), Enrico Robecchi and his student Amable (act 2), Auguste-Alfred Rub , Philippe Chaperon and their student Marcel Jambon (act 3), and Jean-Baptiste Lavastre (act 4). The opera had been seen 150 times by 1919 but faded from the repertory and was not performed again in Paris until the 2015 revival at the Palais Garnier. While El Cid is not in the standard operatic repertory, the ballet suite is a popular concert and recording piece which includes dances from different regions of Spain. It was specially created by Massenet for the prima ballerina Rosita Mauri. This Vocal Score is a reprint of a older edition.