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POULENC Francis - Typed Letter Signed after the premiere of Dialogues des Carmelites 1957

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Francis POULENC (1899-1963)

Typed Letter Signed ("Francis Poulenc") to Maestro Enrico Minetti of La Scala, thanking him for his wonderful execution of the Dialogues des Carmelites, saying that "I doubt it will ever be equalled".

1 page 4to in French, Milan, 5 February 1957.

Trans: "Before returning to Paris, I wish to thank you and your colleagues with all my heart for the wonderful execution of my opera "Dialogues des Carmelites". Under the admirable direction of Maestro Sanzogno, you have given this work a model interpretation. I doubt that it will ever be equaled in the future. In any case, I know that I shall never have a better one. With all my heart, thank you. Your friend . . ."

Poulenc's magnificent Dialogues des Carmelites had its premiere at La Scala on 26 January 1957, under the baton of Nino Sanzogno. The opera had a difficult gestation, as Poulenc dealt with personal traumas while composing the work. The result was nevertheless a masterpiece, lyrical and deeply moving. It received its Paris Opera premiere six months after La Scala.

The letter is in excellent condition. 

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