The new music publishing house acquires the copyright for the Italian version of several French operas and achieves the first resounding international success with Carmen by Bizet, which wins acclaim worldwide with the Italian version published by Sonzogno.  Following a performance of Carmen in Nice in 1887, Friedrich Nietzsche writes to a friend: “Carmen by the prestigious Italian theatre: a most striking event in my opinion.  As the four hours ticked away, I lived through an experience which afforded me to learn more than I would usually have in four weeks.  I feel I must pay homage to Mr Sonzogno!