Autograph musical quotation from Puccini's Madama Butterfly in the hand of the American mezzo-soprano, signed.

"Two bars of 'Suzuki's' music in the flower duett from 'Butterfly' in remembrance of Rita Fornia... N.Y. 1914." Octavo. Inscribed "To Alice Alizabeth L. Wolff" at head. With bust-length reproduction photograph laid down to upper margin.

Laid down to mounting sheet at corners of verso.

"[Fornia's] teachers included Emil Fischer, Sofia Scalchi, Selma Nicklass-Kempner and Jean de Reszke. She did them credit, for, though never rising above secondary status at the Metropolitan, she proved herself to be one of the most useful and adaptable of artists." J.B. Steane in Grove Music Online. Item #31167

Price: $35.00  other currencies

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