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Caruso, Enrico, Italian operatic tenor (1873-1921).
Collection of 13 autogr. postcards, all signed.
O. O. o. D., 1900-1920. 90 : 140 mm. Small area of faint toning at upper right touching portrait, scattered remnants of prior mounting verso. 3 with loss at upper right affecting only postage stamp. Enrico Caruso was travelling a lot throughout his career. This is also documented by this group of 13 postcards, each with an Autograph Note Signed, „Caruso," „Enrico," or „E Caruso," to various recipients, including Enrico and Ada Giachetti, Selma Stieglitz Schubart, Met treasurer Frank Garlich, and others, in Italian, English, French, or German. 5 of them are showing a portrait of Caruso, mostly sending greetings from Saint Petersburg, Saint Paul (MN), Cincinnati, Niagara Falls, New York City, Key West, Florence, or elsewhere.Enrico Caruso became the most admired Italian operatic tenor of the early 20th century and one of the first musicians to document his voice on recordings. He made his La Scala debut with La Bohème (1900). In 1901, after being unfavourably received in his performance in L’elisir d’amore in Naples, he vowed never again to sing in Naples, and he kept his word. World recognition came in the spring of 1902 after he sang in La Bohème at Monte Carlo and in Rigoletto at London’s Covent Garden. He made his American debut in Rigoletto at the opening night of the Metropolitan Opera in New York City on November 23, 1903, and continued to open each season there for the next 17 years, presenting 36 roles in all. His last public appearance—his 607th performance with the Metropolitan Opera—was as Eléazar in La Juive (December 24, 1920). Caruso was the highest paid of his … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Kotte Autographs GmbH [Roßhaupten, Germany]
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