Autograph letter signed in full. To an unidentified male correspondent. Ca. 1850. Cornélie FALCON.

Autograph letter signed in full. To an unidentified male correspondent. Ca. 1850.

1 page. Small octavo. N.p., May 11, n.y. In French (with translation).

Falcon apologizes for the fact that her efforts to be in touch with officials of Douai have been rebuffed.

"I have again communicated with Mr. [?V]eron regarding the request that you did me the honor to make on behalf of the administration of the city of Douai... The refusal was formal and irrevocable. I sincerely regret... that I cannot convey a better result to you."

Slightly worn and browned; creased at folds.

Together with a half-length lithographic portrait by Julien, image size ca. 130 x 105 mm., sheet size x 240 x 155 mm., no. 68 in the Galerie du Voleu printed by Aubert & Cie. Slightly worn and browned, especially at edges from former matting.

Falcon, a noted French soprano, "studied with Nourrit at the Paris Conservatoire in 1831, winning premiers prix for singing and lyric declamation. She made her début at the Opéra as Alice in Robert le diable (20 July 1832). Her acting ability and dramatic voice greatly stimulated composers, and roles of the type in which she excelled came to be designated as ‘Falcon soprano’ parts." Philip H. Robinson in Grove Music Online. Item #31217

Price: $125.00  other currencies

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