MASSENET, Jules (1842-1912)
Correspondence of 10 autograph letters, most with his number "M", some signed, others autographs or adorned with an arabesque as a signature, to his wife Constance de Gressy
[Paris, year 1906], 29 pages in-8
A small hole on one of the letters without affecting the text, an incomplete letter
Touching and affectionate unpublished correspondence addressed to his wife Constance de Gressy (1848-1938), known as “Ninon”. The first letters were written in August 1906 during a stay in Saint-Aubin-sur-Mer then in Dinard, where the composer went for a few weeks to restore his health (Mme Massenet was then in their castle of Egreville, in the Seine -et-Marne). The other letters were sent the following months during the rehearsals of the opera “Ariane” and the finalization of the opera “Thérèse”
Ariane is an opera in five acts by Jules Massenet to a French libretto by Catulle Mendès. This piece premiered at the Palais Garnier in Paris on October 31, 1906.
Thérèse is a musical drama in two acts by Jules Massenet, libretto by Jules Claretie, created on February 7, 1907 at the Opéra de Monte-Carlo.
Manon is a comic opera in five acts by Jules Massenet, libretto by Henri Meilhac and Philippe Gille, based on the novel by Abbé Prévost, l'Histoire du Chevalier des Grieux et de Manon Lescaut (1731).