Hector berlioz (1803 - 1869), French composer. Autograph letter signed to the baritone osmond reynal. Paris, 15 January 1862; 1 page 1/2 in-8°.Preserved envelope mounted on the second sheet. The composer is sorry to be unable to appeal to the talent of the baritone osmond reynal for his beatrice and benedict opera: "I am, with great regret, unable to respond as I would have wished to the letter that I have done the honor of writing to me. The disadvantage of not being able to repeat the overall pieces of my opera [beatrice and benedict], by engaging some of the artists in betting and the other in strasbourg, had to make us give up this project. Mr benazet [edouard benazet director of the festival de bade en Allemagne] intends to hire in Strasbourg only non-singing artists, for dialogue scenes only. Otherwise I would have been very happy to have the support of your talent and your beautiful voice.
I hope I can compensate myself under another circumstance (.) " At this time hector berlioz finished his opera "beatrice and benedict", freely inspired by the play of william shakespeare, "a lot of noise for nothing". In 1860, he began to rework the libretto of this opera-comique which was originally drafted in 1852, thanks to a commission by Edward Benazet, director of the bande festival. First conceived in one act, the opera was expanded by an additional act around October 1861, then completed after the creation by two numbers in 1862. He was performed at the theatre der stadt in baden-baden on 9 August 1862.This item is in the category "books, bd, magazines\old books, collection". The seller is "cyril2472" and is located in this country: en. This item can be shipped to the following country: whole world.