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Donizetti, Gaetano
AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED ("IL VOSTRO DONIZETTI"), ABOUT HIS OPERA "L'ELISIR D'AMORE", 22 MARCH 1839
ACCÉDER AU LOT
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Donizetti, Gaetano
AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED ("IL VOSTRO DONIZETTI"), ABOUT HIS OPERA "L'ELISIR D'AMORE", 22 MARCH 1839
ACCÉDER AU LOT

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Donizetti, Gaetano
AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED ("IL VOSTRO DONIZETTI"), ABOUT HIS OPERA "L'ELISIR D'AMORE", 22 MARCH 1839
to Andreoli, the head copyist at the Théâtre Italien in Paris, asking him to have a copy made of the new piece composed for Tamburini in the second act of L’elisir d’amore for the publisher Bernard Latte ("...Lasciate copiare, o copiate per il Sig Latte il pezzo nuovo del 2o atto fatto per Tamburini nell'Elisir d'Amore...")

1 page, oblong 4to, with autograph address panel to verso ("Monsieur Andreoli au Théâtre Italien"), [Paris], 22 March 1839, old repairs to splitting and tears on verso, creasing

 


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Description

For the first French production of L’elisir d’amore at the Théâtre-Italien on 17 January 1839, Donizetti composed an additional number for the baritone Antonio Tamburini, with a prominent part for solo horn. Bernard Latte published this separately, rather than in the score: ‘Bravo, bravo, il mio Belcore:’ air composé à Paris par G. Donizetti ; chanté par Mr Tamburini, dans l'Elisir d'amore, plate no. B.L. 2051.   The contemporary reviewer noted that Donizetti had sacrificed himself in order to display Tamburini's much vaunted vocal prowess. We are indebted to Professor Mark Everist for his help in our catalogue description.

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