L.A.S. "Giacomo", Milan March 31, 1906, to Sybil SELIGMAN in London; 1 pages in-4, address on verso with stamps; inItalian.
Interesting letter about an opera project with Gabriele D'ANNUNZIO.
He has received the letter from his dear Sybil, which was forwarded from Torre del Lago, and mentions various news, including Sybil's conflict with the cook; one obviously takes advantage of her extreme kindness . [Paoli] TOSTI is well, but he says he's tired of this kind of life. Tomorrow they will go to Monza for lunch, alone, to breathe a little more freely... La Figlia [La Figlia di Iorio, an opera by Alberto Franchetti (1860-1942) with a libretto by Gabriele D'Annunzio, premiered at La Scala on March 29] was half a fiasco. They are now in close talks to conclude the libretto with D'ANNUNZIO. He believes that D'Annunzio will decide that very day ["Ora siamo in trattative strette per combinare il libretto con D'Annunzio. Oggi credo si deciderà "]. The car is on its way from Nice and should arrive. Fosca is delighted with the hat. He would like a fancy half-summer outfit. He'll return to Torre for 4 or 5 days, then he'll go to Budapest until the end of April... [The two projects planned with Gabriele D'Annunzio are Parisina after Byron, and The Rose of Cyprus; neither will come to fruition.]