Full-length postcard photograph of the Italian baritone in animated pose in Mozart's Le Nozze di Figaro with autograph note to verso
"Thank you very much for your kind wishes. Happiness for new year. G. DeLucca." addressed to Miss Alice E.L. Wolff in New York.
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"[De Luca] first appeared at the Metropolitan in Rossini’s Il barbiere di Siviglia in 1915, and for 20 consecutive seasons remained an invaluable member of the company, gradually assuming all the leading roles of the Italian repertory. Although his well-schooled baritone was less powerful than those of his close contemporaries Pasquale Amato and Titta Ruffo, his complete mastery of the art of singing enabled him to retain his powers almost unimpaired to an advanced age – as was observed when, after an absence of 25 years, he made an unheralded appearance at Covent Garden in 1935 as Rossini’s Figaro. This, together with Rigoletto (in which he made his Metropolitan farewell in 1940), ranked among his favourite roles. On 7 November 1947, at the age of 70, just 50 years after his début, he gave his farewell New York recital." Desmond Shawe-Taylor in Grove Music Online.
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