Bust-length portrait in formal attire. Autograph signature and inscription in blue ink to blank lower half of card: "To Mr Clarence Krause Sincerely Lucrezia Bori." Image size 94 x 63 mm., overall size 188 x 95 mm.
Address in another hand in purple ink to verso: "Lucrezia Bori 21 E. 52nd Street New York, N.Y."
Slightly soiled, creased and bumped.
"[Bori] made her début in 1908 at the Teatro Adriano, Rome, as Micaëla. She gave a guest performance of Puccini’s Manon during the Metropolitan’s visit to Paris in 1910 at the Théâtre du Châtelet, and repeated the role in 1912 at her official Metropolitan début in New York. Between 1911 and 1914 she appeared at La Scala, notably as Octavian in the first Italian performance of Der Rosenkavalier and as Nannetta under Toscanini in the Verdi centenary performances of Falstaff, and at the Colón, Buenos Aires... Except for the years 1916 to 1920, she continued to appear at the Metropolitan until 1936; she was elected a member of the Metropolitan board of directors in 1935 and in 1942 became chairman of the Metropolitan Opera Guild." Rodolfo Celletti and Valeria Pregliasco Gualerzi in Grove Music Online.
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