In black ink on a pink album leaf, ca. 93 x 158 mm. With the autograph signature of the noted Italian baritone, Antonio Scotti (1866-1936; "A Scotti"), in blue ink to verso.
Very slightly worn.
"Galli-Curci made a spectacular début at Chicago as Gilda on 18 November 1916. She remained with the Chicago company for eight consecutive seasons, singing Rosina, Amina, Lucia, Linda di Chamounix, Violetta, Dinorah, Juliette, Manon and Lakmé, and an occasional Mimì and Madama Butterfly. She made her début at the Metropolitan in La traviata on 14 November 1921, appearing as a regular member of the company in these and other similar parts until her farewell in Il barbiere di Siviglia on 24 January 1930... Galli-Curci possessed a limpid timbre of exceptional beauty and an ease in florid singing that sounded natural rather than acquired; her highest register, up to e‴, remained pure and free from shrillness. Her style... had a languorous grace and charm of line capable of conveying both gaiety and pathos. Her numerous Victor records, especially those made before 1925 by the acoustic process, deserved their enormous vogue, being among the best of their kind ever made... " Desmond Shawe-Taylor in Grove Music Online.
Italian baritone Antonio Scotti "made his début at the Circolo Filarmonico, Naples, in March 1889 as Cinna in Spontini’s La vestale. The first part of his career, spent in Madrid, South America, Russia and the major Italian cities, ended with his début at La Scala (1898–9)... After his début at Covent Garden (1899) and at the Metropolitan Opera (1899–1900), Scotti’s performances were largely confined to London... and New York, where he sang regularly until 1933." Rodolfo Celletti and Valeria Pregliasco Gualerzi in Grove Music Online. Item #24528
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