French composer (1782-1871), who focused mostly on opera, composing almost 50 of them - his most important creations include Fra Diavolo and La Muette de Portici.
Autograph letter signed by him, dated in Paris on January 31st, 1849, to the director of an opera house, on letterhead from the Conservatoire National de Musique et Declamation, Paris. Letter is in French, and is sold untranslated. Auber respectfully asks to borrow a few accessories only to be found in this person´s theater, for an upcoming performance of La Gazza Ladra (La Pie Voleuse, in French) by students of the Conservatoire. Auber mentions that in the past, a previous director has agreed to help.
One page, sized 5 x 8 inches, in excellent condition.
ALSO INCLUDED is a vintage print of the composer, sized 9.25 x 12.5 inches (actual image is 7.5 x 5.75 inches), a perfect companion to the letter if framed together. See photos.