PIETRO MASCAGNI - PICTURE POST CARD SIGNED - HFSID 159202
Sale Price $467.50
Color picture postcard of a lake scene in Buenos Aires.
Postcard Photograph signed: "P. Mascagni." Color, 5¼x3½. Addressed on verso in unknown hand. 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. Ink date (unknown hand) at lower left. Lightly worn at edges and corners. Otherwise, fine condition.
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