'L'étoile du nord', comic opera in three acts; English adaptation by T. H. Reynoldson [for the music by Meyerbeer]. Licence sent 14 February 1855 for performance at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane. Actors' names listed alongside dramatis personae. ... 14 Feb 1855
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By 1831, Spontini's reputation has lost ground to the works of younger men, including Meyerbeer, whose Robert le Diable was first performed eight month after the date of this letter; this is perhaps the opera mentioned here, though Meyerbeer may be referring to the abortive Le Portefaix, the contract for which he had just signed. Despite the apparent warmth of their relationship, Spontini was already jealous. His own continuing lack of success he attributed to a plot orchestrated by Meyerbeer, "...
Epithet: dramatist British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000564.0x00039b ...