MASSENET Jules (1842-1912). 2 L.A.S. "Giulio... - Lot 1148 - Ader

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MASSENET Jules (1842-1912). 2 L.A.S. "Giulio... - Lot 1148 - Ader
MASSENET Jules (1842-1912).
2 L.A.S. "Giulio Massenet" and "J. Massenet", Turin Sunday and Monday, February 10-11, 1878, to HIS WIFE; 4 pages in-8 each, the 2nd with G. Hartmann Editor's letterhead (a few small slits in the
folds).

Beautiful letters from Turin, where Massenet and his publisher Hartmann have The King of Lahore represented

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They met Philippe Gille du Figaro, on his way to Rome for the Pope's funeral : "The three of us go to the Theatre where they rehearse the Ballet of the 3rd Act & the chorus - [...] he is a witness of the welcome I get here - of the respect they have for Maestro Illo"... Then they visited the city, as banal as "an Italian Brussels", chatted, dined together; Gille is counting on their dispatches on the premiere... He and Hartmann went to the opera, where they admired Don Carlo, and received visits: "We are the focus of everyone's attention. - The poster reads: Mercoledi 13 prima rapresentazione il Re di Lahore grandiosa opera - ballo - !!!!! del cavaliere Giulio Massenet "... Sunday morning, rehearsal of the staging, directed by Hartmann... - Sunday evening, "we honoured the opera with our presence - we performed Un ballo in maschero del Mo VERDI - then a great ballet in 7 acts & 19 tableaux! "... This Monday, they are expecting Ricordi at half past twelve, after a session with the first photographer of the city, rehearsals, the study with Signora Mecocci and Signor Fancelli, of whom Massenet makes a caricatured drawing... In the evening, "granda prova generale"...". You'd be very surprised if you knew that since Faust no gd opera work by a new French author has been given in Italy. That's why, since yesterday, the newspapers have only dealt with the Pope's death and Wednesday's premiere. - The hall will be decorated with carpets, flowers - girandola eta. It's quite an event - and when I let our fears of a fall or failure show through I see them so quiet and happy that I doubt that the manag
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