Dated Ocober 10, 63. Ca. 92 x 186 mm.
Slightly worn; several small stains; various handstamps to recto and verso; minor pencil annotation to recto.
Alessio De Paolis "studied in Rome, making his début in 1919 at Bologna as the Duke (Rigoletto). In 1921 he sang Fenton (Falstaff) at La Scala, and for a decade continued to appear as a lyric tenor throughout Italy. In 1933 he turned to character roles. He made his New York début in 1938 as Cassio (Otello) at the Metropolitan, where he gave well over a thousand performances of 50 roles in the next 26 seasons. His repertory included Shuysky, Goro (Madama Butterfly), Spoletta, Don Basilio, the Astrologer (The Golden Cockerel), Gherardo (Gianni Schicchi) and Monsieur Triquet (Yevgeny Onegin), which he sang shortly before his death." Elizabeth Forbes in Grove Music Online.
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