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THE AUTOGRAPHS AND COLLECTIBLES BLOG

Just Acquired: The SW Autograph Collection!

We just purchased a large collection of autographs and memorabilia! it includes 2 parts: The first and most important part consists of nearly 100 autograph items of star soprano Maria Callas (1923-1977) - see photo - plus a quite complete collection of performance programs and playbills, and other memorabilia. The...

Rediscovery of “long-lost” Granados opera

For over two decades, the musicologist Walter Clark wondered what had happened to a "long-lost manuscript": the full original score of the opera "Maria del Carmen" by the great Spanish composer Enrique Granados. The original edition had supposedly been salvaged from a 1916 shipwreck in which both Granados and his...

Renata Tebaldi – Signed Handkerchief from Otello

Collecting opera and classical music memorabilia not always focuses strictly on the usual autograph photos, letters, books, programs, and playbills. Over the years, we have seen many unusual items that can become treasured collectibles by the music fan. They include signed ballet pointe shoes, conductor´s batons - signed and unsigned...

Marc Chagall´s Poster “Die Zauberflote”

We love it when customers frame their purchases from us and send us a picture! Here is one of a poster we sold unframed, our customer was nice to send us a picture of the final product, beautifully framed. Back in 1966, five thousand of these posters were created in...

Just Acquired: The Enrico Aloi Autograph Collection

We are proud to announce that we just acquired a wonderful collection of autographs, unsigned photos, vintage printed music and sketches that belonged to Enrico Aloi (1922-2002). A close friend of Rosa Ponselle, he authored 3 pictorial books about her, currently well-known in the opera world. He was also a highly...

Our Visit to Beethoven´s Birth House in Bonn, Germany!

Just days ago, we had the chance to visit Beethovenhaus, the place where Beethoven was born in December 1770 and lived for the first 4 years of his life. Located in Bonn, Germany, this was the musical genius first home, then the Beethoven family moved to different houses in Bonn in...

Otello “in blackface” – a dying trend?

This past fall, the Metropolitan Opera opened its season with a new production of Giuseppe Verdi's "Otello". This production was much more widely publicized in the mass media than most operatic performances because of the announcement by the company's General Manager, Peter Gelb, that the Met would be abandoning the usual practice...

Tamino is today 9 years old! – We Added New Autographs to our Site

On December 28th, 2006 our first website opened, with just 35 autographs and many unsigned programs on it. We are happy to say that 9 years later, we became the largest site dedicated to sell opera, classical music and ballet memorabilia, with over 5000 items!. Additions in the last few...

Just Acquired: MusicAutographs.com (La Scala Autographs)

Tamino Autographs is proud to announce the successful purchase of MusicAutographs.com, the domain comes with the name and inventory of La Scala Autographs, located in Princeton, NJ. Founded in 1975 by expert autograph dealer James Camner, La Scala has been providing quality autographs to collectors for 40 years. With this...

Fragment from the Opera Comique collected by Massenet!

An especially interesting and unique historical item just added to our inventory is this fragment of wallpaper from the Paris Opera Comique collected and preserved by the great French composer Jules Massenet. This was acquired by Massenet after the Opera Comique was burned in a fire on May 25, 1887...

Farewell to Jon Vickers 1926-2015

On July 10, 2015 the legendary Canadian tenor Jon Vickers died after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease. He was 88 years old. Although he had been retired for many years, his legacy of  uniquely dramatically and musically intense performances in a wide variety of roles in virtually of the...

Our Visit to Puccini Sites

We recently visited Giacomo Puccini's birth house in Lucca, Italy! Located just a few kilometers wesst from Florence, Italy, the town of Lucca is a tourist attraction by itself. Surrounded by well-preserved medieval walls, Lucca still has all the flavor of an historic, small town, and it is not hard...

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Showing items 25-36 of 61.

Tamino Autographs @2020 - All rights reserved.