21 January, 1857
It has been nearly a year since I have written in my journal! Oy! So many things have occurred since I last wrote. I have been producing several shows at my theatre here in the Champs-Elysses, and each has been tremendously successful! Everyone loves them! They love them so much that most of them go straight on to play in London!
Right now, I am trying to make my "big break." I have been told that a two-act version of Orphée aux Enfers (Orpheus in the Underworld) would be nice, but I do not know if it will be successful or not. Hmm...I shall write more some other day.