(1842-1912) French composer best known for his operas.
Autograph letter signed, one page - addressed verso (with postage stamp), 4,5 x 5,25 inch, Paris, 5.08.1889, in French, to Commander Chamoin (at the Elysée Palace), to give Ms. Massenet the benefit of the invitation to the next day's performance, at the Opera `Le Cid`* (at a gala in honor of the Shah of Persia), written and signed in black ink "J. Massenet", attractively mounted (removable) for fine display with a photograph, shows Jules Massenet in a chest-up portrait (altogether 11,75 x 8,25 inch), with mild signs of wear - in fine to very fine condition.
"Monsieur le Commandant,
J`ai l`honneur de recevoir une invitation pour la représentation de demain Mardi à l`Opéra.
- permettez-moi de vous demander si Madame Massenet, ma femme, peut profiter de cette place exclusivement personnelle - pour cette soirée j`irai sur la scène dans la loge de mes directeurs pendant la représentation de mon ouvrage.
Veuillez, Monsieur Commandant, recevoir l`expression de ma parfait considération.
I have the honor to receive an invitation for tomorrow's performance Tuesday at the Opera.
- allow me to ask you if Madame Massenet, my wife, can take advantage of this exclusively personal place - for this evening I will be on the stage in the dressing room of my directors during the performance of my work.
Please, Mr. Commander, receive the expression of my highest consideration.
* `Le Cid` is an opera in four acts and ten tableaux by Jules Massenet to a French libretto by Louis Gallet, Édouard Blau and Adolphe d'Ennery. It is based on the play of the same name by Pierre Corneille.
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