Autograph musical quotation in the hand of the Italian baritone from Donizetti's Don Pasquale, signed
3 measures in piano-vocal score of the recitative for tenor and bass from Act I of the opera, with text commencing "lo Pasquale da Corneto, possidente, qui presente." Signed in full and dated New York, 2 February 1914.
Two file holes to right margin, not affecting autograph; laid down to mounting sheet.
"[Pini-Corsi] made his début in 1878 at Cremona as Dandini in La Cenerentola, and for 15 years appeared throughout Italy, specializing in the comic operas of Rossini and Donizetti. ... His last appearance was in 1917 in Rossini's Signor Bruschino at the Teatro Dal Verme, Milan, when his voice, if not as powerful as it had been 40 years previously, was still as agile as ever and used with the same keen intelligence that had distinguished his performances throughout his long career." Elizabeth Forbes in Grove Music Online
Don Pasquale, a comic opera in three acts by Donizetti to a libretto by Giovanni Ruffini and the composer after Angelo Anelli’s libretto for Stefano Pavesi’s Ser Marcantonio (1810), was first performed in Paris at the Théâtre Italien on 3 January 1843.
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