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About The courier. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1894-1903 | View Entire Issue (July 31, 1897)
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Nanette: An Aside.
by willa cather.
Of course you do not know Nanette.
You go to hear Tradutorri, go every
night she is in tbe cast perhaps, and
ravo for days afterward over her voice,
her beauty, her power, and when all ib
said the thing you moat admire is a
something which ha9 no name, the in
describable quality which is Tradutorri
herself. But of Nanette, the preserver
of Madame'e beauty, the mistress of
Madame's finances, tbe executrix of
Madame's affaire, the power behind the
Ecenes. of course you know nothing.
It was after twelve o'clock when
Nanette entered Madame's sleeping
apartments at tbe Savoy and threw up
the blind?, for Tradutorri always slept
late after a performance. Last night it
was Cavalleria Rusticana, and Santuzzu
is a trying role when it is enacted not
merely with the emotions but with the
soul, and it is this peculiar soul-note
that has made Tradutorri great and
unique among the artists of her gener
ation. "Madame has slept wel', 1 hope?'' in
qeireJ Nanette respectfully, as she pre
sented herself at the foot of the bed.
4 As well as usual, I believe' said Tra
dutorri rather wearily. "You have
brought ray breakfast? Well, joj may
pat it here and put the ribbons in my
gown while I eat. I will get up after
ward." Nanette took a chair by the bed and
busied herself with a maps of white
'We leave America next week, Mad
aiue?' "Yc3, Friday; on the 'Paris,'" said
Madam", absently glancing up from her
s'rawberries. "Why, Nanette, ou are
crjing! Oce would think jou had sung
T'oi" lo Sapete jourself hut night.
Wnat is tha nutter, my cbi d?"
"0. it is nothing worthy of Madame's
notice. One is always sjrry to say
goDC bje, that is all."
"To one's own country, perhaps, but
this is different. You have no friends
here; pray why should you be sorry to
"Madame is mistaken when she sas
I have to friends here."
"Friends! Why, I thought you saw no
one. Who, for example?-'
"Well, there is agentlaman "
"Bah! Must there alwas be a
'gentleman," even with you? But who
is this fellow? Goon!"
"Surely Madame has noticed?'
"Not I; I have noticed nothing. I
have been very absent-minded, rather
ill, and abominally busy. Who is it?"
"Surely Madame must have noticed
Signor Luongo, the head waiter?"
"Tbe tall one, you mean, with the fine
head like pcor Sandro Salvini's? Yes,
certainly I have noticed him; h9 is a
very impressive piece of furniture. Well,
what of him?"
"Nothing. Madame, but that he is
very desirous that I should marry hirn."
"Indeed! And you?"
"I could wish for no greater happi.
ness on earth, Madame."
Tradutorri laid a etrrwberry s'.eoi
carefully upon her plate.
"Um-m-m, let me see; we have been
here just two months and this affair has,
all come about. You are very disap
pointing, Nanette. You have not
profited by your opportunities after all."
''Madame is pleased to jest, but I as
sure her that it is a very serious affair
"O.yee, they all are. Affaires ires
sericux. lb at is scarcely an original
remark, Nanette. I think I remember
having made it once myself."
Tub i e o! biter unle'ief th.t
Nanette feared came over Madame's
face. Presently, as Nanette said noth
ing, Tradutorri spoke again.
"So you expect me to believe that
this is really a serious matter?
"No, Madame," said Nanette quietly.
''He believes it and I believe. It is not
necessary that any one else should."
Madame glanced curiously at the
girl's face and when she spoke again it
was in a aifferent tone.
"Very well; I do not see any ob
jection. I need a man. It is not a bid
thing to have your own porter in Lon
don and after our London engagement
is over we will go directly to Paris. He
can take charge of my house there, my
present steward is not entirely satis
factory, you know. You can spend the
summer together there and doubtlees
by next season you caz endure to be
separated from him a few monthB. S
stop crying and send this statuesque
signor to mo tomorrow and I will ar
range maters. I want you to be happy
my girl at least to try."
"Madame is good too good, as al
ways. I know your great heart. Out
of your compassion you would burden
yourself with this man becausa I fanc
him as you once burdened yonrself with
me. But that is- impossible, Madame.
He would never leave New York. He
will have hU wife to himself or not at
all. Very many professional people staj
here, not all like Madame, an 1 he ha
his prejudices. He would never allow
me to travel, not even with Madame, tie
is very firm in these matrers."
"O, ho! So he has prejudices against
our profession, this garcon? Ceitain'y
you have contrived to do the usual
thing in a very unusual manner. You
have fallen in with a man who objects
to jrour work"
Tradutorri pushed the tray away
from her and lay down laughing a little
as she threw her arms over her head.
"You Bee Madame, that is where all
the troub'o comes. For of couise J
cojld not leave you."
Tradutorri looked up sharply, almost
pleadingly, into Nanette's face.
"Leave me? Good Heavens, no! Of
course jou cannot leave me. Why who
could ever learn the needs of my life as
you know them? What I may eat and
what I may not, when I may see people
and when they will tire me, what cos
tumes I can wear and at what tempera
ture I can have my baths. You know
I am as helpless as a child in thcse
matters. Leave me? The possibility
has never occurred to me. Wby, girl, I
have grown fond of jou! You hate come
entirely into my life. You have been my
confidant and friend, the only creature I
have trusted these last ten years. Leave
me? I think it would brea'c my heart.
Come, brush out my hair, I will get up.
The thing is impossible!"
So I told bim, Madame," said Nan
ette tragically. "I said to him: 'Had it
pleased Heaven to give me a voice 1
should have given mj self wholly to my
art, without one reservation, without
one regret, as Madame has done. As it
is, I am devoted to Madame and her art
as long as she has need of me. Yes
that is what I said."
Tradutorri looked gravely at Nanette's
face in the glass. "I am not at all sure
that either I or my art are worth it,
Tradutorri had just returned from her
last performance in New York. It hdd
been one of those eventful nights when
the audience catches fire and drives
a singer to her best, drives her beyond
herself until she is greater than she
knows or means to be. Now that it wa9
over she was utterly exhausted and the
life-force in her was low..
I have said she was the only woman
of our generation who sings with the
soul rather than the senses, the only one
indeed since Malibran, who died of that
prodigai expense of spirit. Other singers
there are who feel and vent their suffer
ing. Their methods ara simple and
transparent: they pour out their self
inflicted anguish and when it is over
they are merely tired as children are I
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