PIETRO MASCAGNI - PICTURE POST CARD SIGNED 03/09/1912 - HFSID 217299
Sale Price $765.00
Sepia picture postcard of Pietro Mascagni.
Postcard Photograph signed: "P. Mascagni London/9 III 912." Sepia, 3¼x5½ overall, image 3¼x4¾, (one surface). Captioned: "Pietro Mascagni." 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. Fine condition.
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