Autograph letter to "Mon très cher Directeur" (most probably François-Joseph Fétis, Director of the Conservatoire), signed in full. Rosine STOLTZ.

Autograph letter to "Mon très cher Directeur" (most probably François-Joseph Fétis, Director of the Conservatoire), signed in full.

1 page of a bifolium. Octavo. N.d. In ink. On stationery with a place name, monogram, and Paris address embossed at upper left corner. In French (with translation).

Stoltz does not dare ask the director to listen to [Rossini's] Guillaume [?Tell]. In spite of her indiscretion, she asks for "only" two tickets for two friends of [?Célestine Galli] Marié.

Slightly soiled, foxed and stained; considerably creased.

In 1837, Stoltz made her Paris Opéra debut as Rachel in Halévy's La Juive. She remained there for ten years, and created a number of roles, including Ascanio in Berlioz's Benvenuto Cellini (1838) and Léonor in Donizetti's La Favorite (1840). Scandal forced her to resign in 1847, but she returned in 1854. She was especially praised for the intensity of her acting, and her vocal color and broad palette of timbres. Mary Ann Smart in Grove Music Online. Item #23725

Price: $225.00  other currencies

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