Octavo. Dated August 27, 904. In black ink. Together with the autograph signatures of Adelina Stehle and G. Mario Sammarco, and an inscription ("taciturna è la sorte!") and additional date (Montevideo, 1904) in Sammarco's hand.
Slightly worn and stained; several very small stitching holes to left edge.
Edoardo Garbin was an Italian tenor who sang Fenton in the première of Verdi's Falstaff and Dufresne in the première of Leoncavallo's Zazà. He subsequently married his Nannetta from the Falstaff première, Adelina Stehle (1860-1945), with whom he then appeared for many years, principally in the Puccini operas. Stehle also took leading soprano roles in two Mascagni premières, Guglielmo Ratcliff and Silvano. J.B. Steane in Grove Music Online.
Mario Sammarco was an Italian baritone whose voice was "clear, but resonant, round and of extensive range." His theatrical ability later led him to prefer verismo roles, particularly Tonio, Gérard, Scarpia, Rafaele (Wolf-Ferrari’s I gioielli della Madonna), and the parts he created in Leoncavallo’s Zazà (Cascart, 1900) and Franchetti’s Germania (1902)." Rodolfo Celletti in Grove Music Online. Item #23626
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