PIETRO MASCAGNI - PICTURE POST CARD SIGNED 01/16/1935 - HFSID 177630
Sale Price $467.50
Pietro Mascagni signs a black and white picture postcard of a scene from his opera Nerpone being performed at La Scala.
Postcard Photograph signed: "P. Mascagni./Milano, 16 January 1935/XIII" in Italian. B/w, 5¾x4. Italian composer and conductor Pietro Mascagni (1863-1945) was thrust into fame by fate. His one act opera, Cavalleria rusticana, had been submitted to a local contest by his wife, without his knowledge. The opera, the fourth act of his ambitious Ratcliff, received thunderous applause, and the opera, which was staged in Rome in 1890, thrust him into the spotlight. Unfortunately, although Mascagni wrote a number of other operas, none achieved the success of Cavalleria rusticana, but the composer also enjoyed a following as a conductor of operas. Lightly worn at edges and corners. Rust from paper clip at upper margin. Otherwise, fine condition.
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