Past Images of the Month - April 2020

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Léo Delibes. Carte de visite photograph by Fritz Luckhardt : Vienna, [c.1870]. A reissue of the wrapper to the piano score, first published Paris, [1870]. Coppélia was the last important work given in the Salle le Peletier (1821) before it burnt down in October 1873. The present Palais Garnier opened as the Théâtre National de l'Opéra in January 1875. A reissue of the piano score first published in 1870, Paris, nd. No contemporary full score was published. The German edition of the piano score. Berlin, [1870]. La Source.  Ballet in 3 acts and 4 scenes.  Delibes composed the central scenes in this collaboration with the experienced ballet composer Léon Minkous.  Piano score by Renaud de Vilbac, Paris, [1866]. The Théâtre Impérial de l'Opéra was one of the successive names given to the Salle le Peletier built in 1821 and burnt down in 1873. Engraving. London, 1867. Terry Parker Collection.