ENRICO CARUSO - PICTURE POST CARD SIGNED - HFSID 29652
Sale Price $510.00
The great tenor sends a postcard from Ohio.
Picture Postcard signed: "Salute Caruso", 5¼x3¼ postcard. Addressed in another hand to a correspondent in Germany. 2-cent Washington stamp affixed, postmarked Columbus, Ohio, May 1, 1908, 3:30 PM. Color postcard picturing Franklin County Court House. Legendary operatic tenor Enrico Caruso (1873-1921) often appeared in performances at the Royal Opera House in Berlin. Caruso, who began his singing career in 1894 (L' Amico Francesco, Naples), made his Milan La Scala debut in 1900, his London Covent Garden debut in 1902 and his New York Metropolitan Opera debut in 1903 (marking the company's grand opening). During his 17 years with the Met, Caruso sang 36 different roles in 607 performances (public favorites included Rigoletto, Carmen and Aida). Caruso was the first leading performer to record. Lightly creased, not at signature. Lightly soiled. Lower left corner missing. Lightly worn at corners.
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