48 L.A. or L.A.S., most signed "M", "J.M.", "J. Massenet" or initial, one with DRAWING, 1886, [1904-1911], to HIS WIFE or their daughter Juliette; 114 pages in various formats, most of them with his number, a few envelopes.
Tender, intimate correspondence, written from Paris, Munich, Egreville, Saint-Aubin-sur-Mer mostly during a cure of Mrs. Massenet in Vichy, in 1909, talking about their health, her work, the genesis of Don Quixote, her brother General Edmond Massenet, etc.. He will leave for Bayreuth and Munich (August 16, 1886) : The Walküre from six to eleven o'clock I'll be locked up in this sad theater "... Amusing drawing of dogs and cats (August 25, 1886)... " Monday evening the dress rehearsals [of the Crocodile] begin. SARDOU pretends to play on the 10th... but it seems impossible to all the staff. Patria plays on the 17th. Tickets will cost 100 francs. It is a gala evening given to the benefit of the flooded of the South " ([December 4, 1886])... " The Crocodile is ferocious because it makes me work and work again" (December 9, 1886)... Tuesday, premiere of the Crocodile: "The play is funny, very new in appearance and I believe in a big and long success" (December 16, 1886)... Three bars of music: "Good bizi, bizi, bi-zi! Yummy! "» ()… « I'm in the last scene of the third act. "The Funeral of Phaedra. " " " ...September 11-12, 1898?" Today & tomorrow, visits, conferences about Ariadne, whose opera house is so happy to have the premiere" (Tuesday [September ? 1906])... He signed the treaties of Ariadne and Thérèse at Heugel's: "The two give a total of 100,000f", plus bonuses ([October 1906?])... He has an appointment with Gunsbourg and Henri Cain "to talk about Monte Carlo" ([May 17, 1909])...". I do nothing - the work of the role leaves me indifferent & tires me" (July 10 ) ..." I started studying "Dulcinea". I'm sure that the role will be very lively; the song with the guitar is very