Autograph letter signed "L. D. Cinti" to Madame Ad[olphe] Nourrit. Laure CINTI-DAMOREAU.

Autograph letter signed "L. D. Cinti" to Madame Ad[olphe] Nourrit

2 pp. of a bifolium. Octavo. N.d. [ca. 1827-1839.] In brown ink. On stationery with "Weynen..." blindstamped at heads of pages. With an integral address panel with the recipient's name and address to verso of second leaf. In French (with translation).

Cinti-Damoreau thanks Madame Nourrit for her "kindness and well-meaning friendship" and comments upon a "triumph" of the previous evening. She offers her devotion to Nourrit and her husband, the famed French tenor, Adolphe Nourrit (1802-1839).

"It was a lovely and sad evening yesterday!... You were in our hearts, in our memories, Madame, we shared the happiness of the triumph of the evening, and felt vividly the sadness of the next morning!... As soon as your health will allow you to receive me, I will make haste to be by your side."

Creased at folds and upper corners; small tear to upper left corner of first page; remnants of sealing wax and minor loss to right edge of third page.

Cinti-Damoreau "created the principal soprano roles in Rossini’s Le siege de Corinthe (Pamyre, 1826), Moïse (Anaïs, 1827), Le comte Ory (Countess Adèle, 1827) and Guillaume Tell (Mathilde, 1829), as well as Elvire in Auber’s La muette de Portici (1829) and Isabelle in Meyerbeer’s Robert le diable (1831). Although she was the [Paris] Opéra’s most highly paid singer, she accepted a more attractive offer from the Opéra-Comique, where from 1836 to 1841 she appeared in a succession of new operas by Auber. In 1844 she toured America with the violinist Alexandre Artôt, and continued to sing in concerts until 1848. She taught singing at the Paris Conservatoire (1833–56) and published a Méthode de chant (1849), other singing manuals and some songs. Her voice, outstanding for its purity of tone and intonation, was likened to a perfect piano, and her ornamentation was stylish and varied." Philip E.J. Robinson in Grove Music Online.

This letter must have been written after the summer of 1827, when Cinti married tenor V.C. Damoreau (1793-1863), but before the suicide of Adolphe Nourrit on March 8, 1839. Item #24130

Price: $200.00  other currencies

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