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Lot #528
Claude Debussy Autograph Letter Signed on Pelléas

Debussy refers to his operatic masterpiece, "Pelléas"

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Debussy refers to his operatic masterpiece, "Pelléas"

ALS in French, one page, 4.25 x 5.5, May 23, 1903. Untranslated handwritten letter by Claude Debussy, including a reference to "Pelléas"—his celebrated five-act opera, Pelléas et Mélisande. In fine condition. Pelleas et Melisande was an opera in five acts that Debussy adapted from Maurice Maeterlinck's Symbolist play of the same title. It is the only opera he ever completed, and is considered a landmark in 20th-century music. The opera debuted at the Opera-Comique in Paris in 1902.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Fine Autograph and Artifacts Featuring Classical Music
  • Dates: #661 - Ended April 12, 2023

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