Bellini, Vincenzo. (1801-1835) [Pougin, Arthur] [Ugalde, Delphine. (1829 - 1910)]
Bellini: Sa Vie, Ses Oeuvres. - Signed Presentation Copy to Ugalde
Paris: Hachette. 1868. First edition.
8vo., 232 pp, including two fold-out facsimiles of Bellini autographs. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpage to the great 19th-century French soprano, Delphine Uglade: "A Madame Ugalde / hommage affectueux et sincere / Arthur Pougin." Blue marbled boards, half blue leather. In very good condition.
Ugalde "studied in Paris with Cinti-Damoreau and made her début in 1848 at the Opéra-Comique as Angèle in Auber’s Le domino noir, a role created by her teacher. In 1851 she sang at Her Majesty’s Theatre, London, as Delilah in Auber’s L’enfant prodigue. In 1858 she sang Leonora (Il trovatore) at the Paris Opéra and was then engaged at the Théâtre Lyrique. In 1863 she moved to the Bouffes-Parisiens, where in 1867 she sang in her own operetta, Halte au moulin. She retired in 1871." (Elizabeth Forbes, Grove Online)