1 page of a bifolium. Octavo. Dated Saturday. In black ink. In French (with translation).
Alboni asks Leslie for twelve tickets for a Monday concert.
"... Would you be so good as to save me from embarrassment by letting me have tonight or tomorrow (even though it will be Sunday) 8 numbered tickets and 4 small (a total of 12 tickets). Please oblige me, and I send you and Madame Leslie my very sincere greetings."
A bust-length carte de visite photograph
Creased at folds; minor wear; some abrasion and remnants of adhesive to verso; photograph slightly worn and soiled with partial label to verso.
Marietta Alboni appeared at La Scala, Vienna, Covent Garden, the Théâtre Italien, the Paris Opéra, and other important European opera houses. Rossini coached her in the principal contralto roles in his operas. Her voice "was considered a true contralto, rich and even from g to c‴, though she also sang several soprano roles, including Anna Bolena, Norina in Don Pasquale and Amina in La sonnambula. Her singing was thought by some to lack fire; nevertheless, the beauty of her voice and the perfection of her technique made her one of the great representatives of classical Italian bel canto." Elizabeth Forbes in Grove Music Online. Item #24091
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