Autograph letter signed "Bellini" to Count Rodolphe Apponyi
by BELLINI, Vincenzo 1801-1835
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Syosset, New York, United States
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Bellini tries to secure the Count a place at the première of his latest opera and invites the Count's wife to one of its dress rehearsals.
"... I met your cousin at Madame Graham's and I begged him to tell you that I had gone to the Bureau des Italiens to try to grant your wish ... therefore, if the day of the first performance falls on a day when the halls are occupied almost entirely by subscribers, you'll get priority ... Tell [the Countess] I am sorry I am not yet able to leave my desk, since I'm always working on the opera. I hope she will want to honor me by coming to some dress rehearsal, to give me advice with her delicate musical taste ... "
Slightly worn and stained; creased at folds and overall; small perforation to upper edge of first leaf; lacking small portion of right edge of second leaf with no loss of text. The opera to which Bellini refers is undoubtedly I puritani, his last work. Commissioned by the Théâtre Italien in Paris in 1834, I puritani was premièred there on January 24, 1835, just twelve days after the writing of this letter. Bellini died later that year, on September 23.
Apponyi was a member of a Hungarian noble family associated with many important musicians of the day.
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