Taglioni, Marie. (1804-1884)
"Unfortunately I will not be able to arrive in Munich at the time specified by you." - Autograph (?) letter signed in full to August von Frays
Signed letter from the most famous Italian ballerina of the Romantic ballet era, a central figure in the history of European dance, about a planned guest performance in Munich. 1 p., dated Blevio [Lombardy], 31 March 1847. In German, the body of the letter composed in a secretarial hand, with autograph signature "Marie Taglioni" from the dancer herself. In part: "Unfortunately I will not be able to arrive in Munich at the time specified by you. All I can do is that I arrive on 25 April after a precise calculation of my schedule and then try to proceed to the orders and rehearsals for my guest performance immediately." Unsigned draft of answer from the theater directory in an unknown hand on verso, in German, n.d. Taglioni is welcomed to arrive in Munich on 25 April. Usual creases; generally very fine. 8vo.
This letter is from Taglioni's final season as a dancer she retired in 1847. August Frays (1790–1863; from 1817 "von Frays") was the Intendant of the Munich court theater from 1844 to 1851.
This letter is a follow-up to Taglioni's letter of 9 March 1847, no.19543 in this catalogue.