Postcard photograph signed in full and inscribed in red ink on verso
Bust-length portrait by Varischi & Artico, Milano. Signature dated Milan, March, 1923. Ca. 137 x 88 mm.
Slightly worn; small stain and abrasion to verso not affecting inscription.
Italian soprano Adeline Agostinelli "studied in Milan and made her début in 1903 at Pavia as Fedora. She sang throughout Europe, in South America and in Russia. After an engagement at the Manhattan Opera House, New York (1909–10), she appeared at La Scala, as Amelia in Simon Boccanegra (1910), the Marschallin in Der Rosenkavalier (1911) and in Mascagni’s Isabeau (1912). She made her Covent Garden début in 1912 as Puccini’s Manon Lescaut and later sang Mimì there. Her repertory also included Elisabeth de Valois (Don Carlos) and Nedda (Pagliacci). A stylish singer, she had a fine, even-toned voice." Elizabeth Forbes in Grove Music Online.
Price: $60.00 other currencies