PIETRO MASCAGNI - PICTURE POST CARD SIGNED - HFSID 148375
Sale Price $510.00
Black and white picture postcard of a scene from the thirteenth century.
Postcard Photograph signed: "P. Mascagni." B/w, 5x3¼. Addressed on verso by Mascagni: "Mademoiselle Lydia Keyser/Institut des Dames Anglais/Chan Zeno/Keichenhall/St. Slaviere". 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. Otherwise, fine condition.
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