Octavo. 2 pp. Sunday, no place, no date. Ca. 1830.
Dabadie apologizes for not seeing her correspondent. She is going to spend the day with Mr. Nourritt (possibly the French tenor Adolphe Nourrit, 1802-1839).
"I had the pleasure of seeing you at the opera this evening... You no doubt noticed that my memory slipped for a moment in the third act... Our orchestra conductor is so inept that he did not think to prompt me."
Browned; unevenly trimmed at left margin with slight loss of text; remnants of paper mount to upper corners.
Dabadie was a French soprano; she sang at the Paris Opéra from 1824-1835, creating the role of Sinais in Rossini's Moïse et Pharaon (1827), Jemmy in Guillaume Tell (1829), and Arvedson in Auber's Gustave III (1833). She also sang Julia in Spontini's La vestale, Amazily in his Fernand Cortez, and Adèle in Rossini's Le comte Ory. Item #27233
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