Donation of Les Enfants des Arts at the National Library of France

Donation of Les Enfants des Arts at the National Library of France

The Association Les Enfants des Arts (ex. Orphelinat des Arts) benefited in its library of the original autograph manuscript of Jules Massenet’s melody “On dit”.

At the Association’s last Board meeting, it was unanimously decided to donate this document to the French National Library . The manuscript was thus officially handed over to the Director of the BNF-Opera last August by our board member Hervé Oléon, who is also vice-president of the Massenet International Association.

This unique manuscript will enrich the BNF’s cultural heritage relating to the illustrious composer and thus benefit academics and musicians continuing to research his work.