Autograph letter signed "G. Verdi" to his accountant Luigi Peragallo. Giuseppe VERDI.
Autograph letter signed "G. Verdi" to his accountant Luigi Peragallo.

Autograph letter signed "G. Verdi" to his accountant Luigi Peragallo.

2 pp. Octavo. Dated Busseto, July 16, 1880. In French (with translation).

Verdi thanks Peragallo for depositing 30,000 francs on his behalf; if he should travel to Paris next winter, he would not need to take money with him. He goes on to mention his opera, Aida.

"... I see in the papers all the Parisian parties and, alas there are too many! ... and I wish for everybody that it will all be parties and banners! I'm enchanted by the news you give me for Aida... "

Slightly worn, soiled and browned; creased at central fold with minor abrasion and repair; small portion of blank upper left corner lacking, not affecting text.

Between February and early April 1880, Verdi and his wife were in Paris to oversee a production of Aida, which featured Gabrielle Krauss, Rose Bloch, and Victor Maurel. It was a resounding success. After Verdi and his wife returned to Italy, Emmanuele Muzio, the conductor, sent them astonishing box-office figures, which surpassed nearly every record set at the Paris Opéra. Mary Jane Phillips Matz: Verdi, pp. 652-53.

Luigi Peragallo handled Verdi's French and Belgian accounts until 1881, when Verdi sued him for fraud. Item #24247

Price: $4,800.00  other currencies

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