Full-length role portrait postcard photograph of the soprano, possibly in the title role of Amilcare Ponchielli's La Gioconda. Signed in full. Ester MAZZOLENI.

Full-length role portrait postcard photograph of the soprano, possibly in the title role of Amilcare Ponchielli's La Gioconda. Signed in full.

Dated Bologna, 1907[?]. From the studios of A. Ermini in Milan. Ca. 137 x 90 mm. In Italian (with translation).

With manuscript note to verso: "All of my gratitude for the kind attention and my most heartfelt greeting for the young artist, with all the pleasure of having personally known people so exquisite."

Some wear and soiling; creased and torn at upper portion; signature and date partially obscured by dark background; portions of inscription faded.

Ester Mazzoleni "made her début in 1906 in Il trovatore at the Teatro Costanzi, Rome... She sang and acted in a highly charged, emotional style, her voice vibrant and her treatment of the vocal line emphatic, so that her many recordings offer some excitement as well as instructive demonstration of the methods of another age." J.B. Steane in Grove Music Online. Item #24046

Price: $100.00  other currencies

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