CLAUDIA MUZIO - PICTURE POST CARD SIGNED - HFSID 159307
Sale Price $743.75
CLAUDIA MUZIO. Postcard Photograph signed: "Claudia Muzio". B/w, 3½x5½. Not stamped or filled in on verso. Italian soprano Claudia Muzio (1889-1936) was known for her impressive stage presence and emotional involvement in all the leading Verdi and Puccini roles, including Tosca, Cio-Cio-San (in Madama Butterfly) and Giorgetta. In addition to being a popular performer at the Metropolitan Opera in New York City for seven seasons (she had made her debut there in Tosca), Muzio was much in demand in the principal South American opera houses. She also performed extensively in Italy, making notable appearances under Toscannini at La Scala in 1926-1927, before singing mostly thereafter in Rome, where she signed this program page. Muzio's unique voice could also be heard on early (1917-1918) Pathé and Edison (1920-1925) recordings as well as later Columbia recordings (1934-1935). Image has "silvered" at perimeter. Slightly soiled at blank margins. Overall, fine condition.
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