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Item 637 - Giacomo Puccini Catalog 563 (Aug 2019)

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ALS in Italian, three pages on two adjoining sheets, 5.25 x 7, Orbetello letterhead, July 4, 1920. Letter to "Renzo," in full (translated): "I cabled you my departure from London in Paris, where I expected to find you, on my route. I now know what is up, and I am writing to you to tell you that during my short stay there, I spoke with the management of the Opera Comique; M. Carre told me that I made Trop d'Argent and thus it was impossible to give more of my operas at the Op: Com:, because they would have him shot. Signor Esola who accompanied me to the car, said to me on the contrary that things could be arranged, and that I should trust in him. I know the whys and wherefores of M. Carre's reply—it is still the same old story, the war against me by the French colleagues, on account of the predominance of my works at the Op: Comique. Why not try to give Il Trittico at the Grand Opera? I beg you to speak thus to the management, but firmly and persistently, not like Clausetti did a year ago, which makes me suspect that at the Comique as much as at the Opera, promises had already been made for 'Concita' and 'Francesca.' I return to Torre del Lago after tomorrow. Write to me there. I wish you a good trip to Paris, and all best wishes." In fine condition.

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