Bullfight in Act IV (Torero Valenciano).
Repeated annually until 1912 (new production), with breaks in 1880-81, 1882-83, 1884-86, 1888-89, 1891-92, and 1894-95.
Belgian premiere; ‘the event of the season […] more memorable than expected, no doubt’ (Isnardon, 554); revivals until 1901; the performance of Saturday September 29, 1876 was attended by Archduke Karl Ludwig of Austria, a brother of Franz Joseph I.
It was first decided that the poem would be put into recitatives, but, to leave the work all its color, all its strength, we came back to leave it in its original form.’ The Worldy Notebook , 4-10 September 1902.
Number of performances refers to the period 1876-1906; first performance for the benefit of M. Lagarde. Guest appearances of Maria Gay on 28 January, 1 February and 1 April 1906.
First performance in Milan.
35 performances were given between 3 March 1875 and 13 June 1875. 13 more were given in the following season between 15 November 1875 and 15 February 1876. For the last 12 of these 13 performances Franck-Duvernoy replaced Marguerite Chapuy as Micaëla.
Édouard Detaille made costumes for ‘Les Dragons d’Alcala’ only.