Original handwritten or typed and signed letters, music quotes, documents and other manuscripts by opera singers. Please visit our other categories with singer autograph photos: Autographs - Singers, and Autographs - Singers ($50 or less).
Hungarian-born baritone (1827-1904), among other things he was the first Hans Sachs in Vienna, created the role of King Solomon in the 1875 world premiere of Die Königing von Saba, opera by Karl Goldmark.
Autograph letter signed and dated by him in Vienna in 1868, 1 page, 5.5 x 8.5 inches, in German (sold untranslated), in excellent condition.
German baritone (1788-1856) and actor, was an important singer who created several roles in operas by Spontini and Meyerbeer, but most importantly created the role of Caspar in the world premiere of Der Freischütz by Weber.
Autograph letter signed, one page, undated and handwritten only on one side, 8 x 10.5 inches. In German, sold untranslated, some rust toning over the borders, otherwise in excellent condition.
Bottero, Alessandro (1831-1892), Italian bass who specialized in basso buffo roles in bel canto operas, sang in many important theaters in Europe and South America.
Autograph letter signed and dated by him in 1887, asking somebody (probably a theater manager) to include Il Barbiere di Siviglia in the repertoire for the current season. One single sheet handwritten on both sides (folded into 4 pages of which 3 are handwritten by him, the 3rd is signed). Size of the entire sheet is 7 x 9 inches, in Italian, sold with a translation (see scans).
English tenor (1819-1889), son of the famous English tenor John Braham (1774-1856), who successfully toured through England, Scottland, Ireland and also in the US (New York and Philadelphia).
Autograph music quote, signed and dated by him in 1851, 7 x 4.25 inches, in excellent condition
French soprano (1824-1905), who was the first Traviata in the USA.
Autograph letter signed, dated in 1865, Madrid, written in French and sold with translation. Size 5.25 x 8.25 inches, four pages, in excellent condition.
French tenor, musician and composer (1811-1871), mostly known as a teacher in singing and, most especially, declamation. Delsarte also composed songs and performed as a tenor at the Comique Opera in Paris.
Autograph music quote of a song, signed by him, inscribed, on 2 pieces of paper glued to each other, each being approx. 6.25 x 5 inches, making a total size of 6.75 x 9.75 inches, in excellent condition. Rare!
German baritone (1806-1877), who created the role of Hans Heilig in the opera of the same name by Marschner, also performed as Christ in the famous 1829 revival of Saint Matthew´s Passion by Mendelssohn.
Autograph letter signed by him, dated in London in 1853, in German, one page, 5.25 x 8 inches, in excellent condition
German tenor and opera impresario (1866-1932), who from 1908 through 1910 was a joint manager of the Metropolitan Opera in New York.
Signed typed letter, dated in New York in 1905, to Steinway & Sons, praising the pianos and thanking for their courtesies during his recent engagements in the US. One page, 8 x 10.5 inches, this is the carbon copy of the typed letter, hand signed in black ink by the artist at the bottom. Item has folds, but is in very good condition.
Leading German tenor (1877-1958), created roles for several works by Pfitzner and other modern operas.
Autograph letter signed by him, in German, 1 page, dated in Ravensburg -his birthplace - in 1934. Sold untranslated. Size is 8.5 x 11 inches, has folds, in excellent condition
French bass-baritone (1861-1933), who was in the world premiere Thais.
Autograph letter signed, dated in 1890, Paris. Size is 4.5 x 7 inches, tow pages, in excellent condition.
Italian tenor (1816-1887), who sung at the world premiere Caterina Cornaro, Alzira, Stiffelio and Un Ballo in Maschera.
Autograph letter signed, dated in 1871, Paris, in Italian, sold untranslated. Size is 5.25 x 8.25 inches, one page, in excellent condition.