Lot n° 57
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Giacomo MEYERBEER (1791-1864). 2 L.A.S.,... - Lot 57 - Ader
Giacomo MEYERBEER (1791-1864). 2 L.A.S., Berlin [March-April 1853, to Émile de Girardin]; 2 pages in-4 and 1 page in-8. Berlin 27 [March]. "Lady Tartuffe de Mme de Girardin's Lady Tartuffe has just been a resounding success at the Königstadt theatre in Berlin. The success of this ravishing work must be considered all the greater, since the theatre where it was performed is a second-rate theatre, whose actors rarely have the opportunity to perform the High Comedy. However, the artists, stimulated by the desire to appear worthy of such a great task, of which they were not believed capable, have surpassed themselves "... In 3 or 4 weeks the Royal Theatre will give the play as well... Meyerbeer sends a report by his friend, Professor Röthocher, and its translation... [14 April]. "I think Madame de Girardin will not read without some interest the attached article on the performances of Lady Tartuffe at the Hamburg Theatre. ... I am not writing directly to Madame de Girardin so as not to oblige her to answer me, knowing from the newspapers that she is in the process of completing a new masterpiece..." On the back of the letter is a press clipping from the Spenersche Zeitung in Berlin, and its handwritten translation.
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