AMELITA GALLI-CURCI - AUTOGRAPH 1926 - HFSID 286230
AMELITA GALLI-CURCI The soprano signs on this card affixed to an album leaf, dated in 1926 Signature: "Amelita Galli-Curci/1926", 5¾x3¼ card, affixed to 6¾x4, Album leaf (2 surfaces).
Sale Price $136.00
The soprano signs on this card affixed to an album leaf, dated in 1926
Signature: "Amelita Galli-Curci/1926", 5¾x3¼ card, affixed to 6¾x4, Album leaf (2 surfaces). Amelita Galli-Curci (1882-1963), a coloratura soprano, made here operatic debut in her native Italy in 1906, in Verdi's Rigoletto. From 1908 to 1920 she was married to the Marchese Luigi Curci, adding his name to hers. Galli-Curci visited the US for the first time in 1916, intending a brief stay. She proved so popular that she joined the company of the Chicago Opera (1916-1921) and then the Metropolitan until 1929, making her permanent home in the US. Convinced that opera was a dying art form, she quit opera stages in 1930 to focus on concerts and recordings. Card toned with corners creased. Fine condition. Album leaf toned and creased with corners creased and chipped. Ink notes (unknown hand).
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