Autograph letter signed "Giuglini" to an unidentified male correspondent ("Caro Cavaliere"). Antonio GIUGLINI.

Autograph letter signed "Giuglini" to an unidentified male correspondent ("Caro Cavaliere").

1 page of a bifolium. 12mo. N.d. In black ink. On stationery with Giuglini's monogram embossed at head. In Italian (with translation).

"I am leaving the house at this moment to find out about the package. As soon as I have it, I myself will send it to you. I think [it would be] better, regretfully, for you to send your servant to my house at 4 o'clock. Compliments to your wife and the Duke."

Slightly soiled and stained; creased at folds; pencil annotation to blank upper margin of first page.

Giuglini was an Italian tenor. "He studied at Fermo, where he made his début about 1849. After singing in Mantua, Venice, Florence (1850), Rome (1851) and Lucca (1852), he was engaged at the S Carlo, where he appeared in Braga’s Alina (1853). He sang at the Cannobiana, Milan, in 1855 and first appeared at La Scala in 1856 in the première of Antonio Buzzi’s Sordello. He made his London début in 1857 at Her Majesty’s Theatre as Fernand (La favorite). He sang in the first London performances of Un ballo in maschera (1861, Lyceum), Faust (1863, Her Majesty’s), Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor and Mireille (1864, Her Majesty’s). His repertory also included many other Mozart, Bellini, Donizetti, Meyerbeer and Verdi roles. In 1865 he lost his sanity." Elizabeth Forbes in Grove Music Online. Item #23680

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