Autograph signature ("G Gatti Casazza) on an album leaf, together with a bust-length Mishkin photograph.

Album leaf 5-1/2" x 7-9/16" (140 x 193 mm.); photograph 7-7/8" x 6-5/8" (200 x 150 mm.). With small embossed Mishkin studio stamp at lower left corner.

Laid down to mounting sheet at corners of verso.

Gatti-Casazza was the director of La Scala in Milan (1898-1908) and the general manager of the Metropolitan Opera in New York (1908-1935). "[He] brought a thorough-going professionalism to the Metropolitan, in terms of singers, staging and design, managing an incredibly large repertory of between 40 and 50 operas in the short season." His roster included major singers like Lawrence Tibbett, Enrico Caruso, and Kirsten Flagstad. Patrick J. Smith in Grove Music Online.

Herman Mishkin (1870-1948) served as the Metropolitan Opera's official portraitist from 1908-1932, producing an important body of work documenting "The Golden Age of Opera." Item #31180

Price: $25.00  other currencies

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