372 x 292 mm.
Creased at corners, especially lower left; slightly silvered.
Chaliapin's autograph signature ("F. Chaliapin 1930 M.Video") on an album leaf also signed by the noted Italian bass Salvatore Baccaloni (1900-1969), Montevideo 1930. 117 x 125 mm.
A program excerpt of a performance at the Metropolitan Opera of Boïto's opera Mefistofele with Chaliapin performing the lead role.
"Chaliapin’s international career began in 1901 at La Scala, as Boito’s Mefistofele... He was a perfectionist as far as his own make-up, costuming and musical and dramatic preparation were concerned, and untiringly attentive to the staging of the operas he appeared in. Those who worked with him or who knew him off stage testify to his almost superhuman vital force, warmth and fierce intolerance of artistic mediocrity." Harold Barnes and Alan Blyth in Grove Music Online. Item #24780
Price: $250.00 other currencies