Massenet, Jules, French composer (1842-1912). Autograph lettercard signed ("Massenet").

[Paris, 29. XII. 1911 (postmark)].

12mo. 1 p. With autograph address.


Poetic New Year's wishes for the French soprano Fidès Adler-Devriès (1851-1941): "1912. Comment ma première pensée ne serait-elle pas sur cous, au début de chaque année?! - Votre souvenir / reste pour moi / une gloire unique!".

Born in New Orléans to the Dutch soprano Rosa de Vries-van Os, Fidès Adler-Devriès studied under Gilbert Duprez and made her debut in Fromental Halévy's "Le val d'Andorre" at the Théâtre Lyrique in Paris in October 1868 and joined the Paris Opéra in 1871. For Jules Massenet she created the female lead Chimène in the premiere of "Le Cid" at the Paris Opéra on 30 November 1885. Her final major appearance was as Elsa in the French premiere of Lohengrin on 3 May 1887, before retiring from the stage in 1889. Jules Massenet held the soprano in high esteem, of which this letter gives charming evidence.

Well preserved with marks in crayon and some stains to the address side.

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