Autograph signatures of Giulio Gatti-Casazza and Frank Garlichs on recto and endorsed "Giuseppe Danise" on verso of a Metropolitan Opera Association check in payment for services rendered. Giuseppe DANISE.
Autograph signatures of Giulio Gatti-Casazza and Frank Garlichs on recto and endorsed "Giuseppe Danise" on verso of a Metropolitan Opera Association check in payment for services rendered.

Autograph signatures of Giulio Gatti-Casazza and Frank Garlichs on recto and endorsed "Giuseppe Danise" on verso of a Metropolitan Opera Association check in payment for services rendered.

Dated March 29, 1930. Ca. 81 x 215 mm.

Slightly worn; bank perforations and several pinholes; two handstamps to verso, with some bleeding to recto; small paper defect and minor pencil annotation to verso.

Italian baritone Giuseppe Danise sang extensively at opera houses in Europe and the Americas, including the Teatro Bellini (where he made his debut), La Scala, and the Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires. In 1920 he joined the Metropolitan Opera, where he appeared until 1932. He is also remembered as the teacher of American mezzo-soprano Regina Resnik (1922-2013).

Giulio Gatti-Casazza (1869-1940) was the director of La Scala in Milan (1898-1908), and his tenure (1908-1935) as general manager was the longest in the history of the Metropolitan Opera. "Gatti-Casazza brought a thorough-going professionalism to the Metropolitan, in terms of singers, staging and design, managing an incredibly large repertory of between 40 and 50 operas in the short season." Patrick J. Smith in Grove Music Online. Item #23745

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