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Directors, Impresarios, Librettists & Editors

Autograph material from theatrical Directors and Managers, theater impresarios, librettists, stage managers, scenographers and music editors. Letters, photographs, and other signed items.

All original and guaranteed authentic. All items listed are in stock.

Signed & Unsigned Memorabilia

(Item #: GB8927-GX223A)
Austrian-born American conductor (1905-1988) and opera house director, associated with the San Francisco opera in different positions from 1943 through 1981. Set of 2 typed letters signed with letterhead of the San Francisco Opera, each one has 1 page and 8.4 x 11 inches, folds, in very good condition.

PRICE: $45.00 USD

(Item #: GC4742-GX049B)
Italian stage director of opera (1884-1960). Signed album page with small caricature probably drew by him. Page is 5.6 x 4.25 inches, in very good condition.

PRICE: $25.00 USD

(Item #: GH2649-GX116A)
Canadian-born American radio broadcaster (1920-2016), especially known for his hosting of the Metropolitan Opera matinee broadcasts from 1975-2004 and narration of introductions to Wagner's Ring Cycle. Signed photo, shown as himself. Size is 3.5 x 3.75 inches, in excellent condition. 

PRICE: $25.00 USD

(Item #: GH2652-GX116A)
Canadian-born American radio broadcaster (1920-2016), especially known for his hosting of the Metropolitan Opera matinee broadcasts from 1975-2004 and narration of introductions to Wagner's Ring Cycle. Signed photo, shown as himself. Size is 4.75 x 6.25 inches, in excellent condition. 

PRICE: $25.00 USD

(Item #: GC4386-GX089C)
Soviet opera director and actor (1895-1964), awarded several Stalin Prizes and Peoples Artist award in 1958.Signed photo, shown as himself. Size is 3.5 x 5.75 inches, in excellent condition.

PRICE: $35.00 USD

(Item #: M6566-H2)
 American theater producer, impresario, director and playwright (1853-1931), the first to adapt the short story of Madama Butterfly for the stage, among many other achievements in his career. Signed photo, shown reading, inscribed and dated in 1928, minor silvering and mounting marks on verso, otherwise in very good condition. ALSO INCLUDED is a luxurious program for a performance of his play "The Merchant of Venice", presented by him in New York, 1922. Size is 9.5 x 12 inches and 0.75 inches thick, 174 pages with many photo illustrations, in very good condition. See scan of title page.

PRICE: $450.00 USD

(Item #: GA1193-GX236E)
Russian-born opera and ballet stage designer and painter (1899-1972), associated to the Metropolitan Opera of New York for some productions. Long autograph letter signed, to an unidentified friend, talking about his work in New York, an opera production he is creating for the Metropolitan Opera, and other business. Five pages written in 3 sheets, each one is 8.4 x 11.25 inches, tear over the top, otherwise in very good condition.

PRICE: $485.00 USD

(Item #: GB8911-GX223A)
Austrian opera impresario (1902-1997), well-remembered for his 22 years as the General Manager of the Metropolitan Opera in New York (1950-1972).  Signed photo, inscribed and dated in pencil on verso by another hand in 1966. Size is 8 x 10 inches, in excellent condition.

PRICE: $85.00 USD

(Item #: M2800-G3-3)
Austrian opera impresario (1902-1997), well-remembered for his 22 years as the General Manager of the Metropolitan Opera in New York (1950-1972). Time Magazine, September 23rd, 1966 issue in commemoration of the opening of the new Metropolitan Opera at the Lincoln Center, boldly signed by him on the cover. Full magazine with all pages and covers

PRICE: $85.00 USD

(Item #: GH2654-GX116A)
Austrian actor and theatre director (1831-1922), signed photo postcard, shown as himself. Blind stamped by Magasin Metropole photo studio, Vienna. Size is 3.5 x 5.5 inches, in excellent condition.

PRICE: $50.00 USD

(Item #: GH2655-GX116A)
Austrian actor and theatre director (1831-1922), signed photo postcard, shown as himself. Signature on front with additional signature and inscription on verso, dated in 1910. Size is 3.5 x 5.5 inches, in excellent condition. 

PRICE: $50.00 USD

(Item #: GB3393-GX204B)
English theater manager and opera librettist (1796-1860), who wrote librettos for several of Michael Balfe's operas including The Bohemian Girl and The Maid of Artois. Autograph letter signed, 1 page, size is 4.25 x 7 inches, slight wear on edges, otherwise in excellent condition.

PRICE: $175.00 USD

(Item #: GB8936-GX223A)
French opera manager (1852-1938), head of the Paris Opera Comique by 1898. Autograph letter signed and dated in 1914 in Paris, with letterhead of the Opera Comique, 1 page, in french, sold untranslated. Size is 5.3 x 8.4 inches, in very good condition.

PRICE: $50.00 USD

(Item #: GB8942-GX223A)
French opera impresario (1825-1897) and director of the Paris Opera Comique. Autograph note signed and dated in 1876 in Paris, in french, sold untranslated, with letterhead of the Opera comique, 1 page. Size is 5 x 8 inches, folds, in very good condition.

PRICE: $60.00 USD

(Item #: M6937-GX223A)
American impresario, tenor and teacher (1894-1972), founded the Opera Guild of Greater Miami (now Florida Grand Opera) in 1941. Small lot with 3 autograph postcards signed, 2 typed letters signed (with letterhead from the Opera Guild of Greater Miami), one typed note signed with his nickname ("Lee"), and 3 unsigned photos of him (including one as Rodolfo in La Boheme). Various sizes, all in very good condition.

PRICE: $70.00 USD

(Item #: GB8937-GX223A)
German tenor and impresario (1866-1932), joint manager with Giulio Gatti of the Metropolitan Opera from 1908 to 1910. Autograph note signed, 1 page, in French, sold untranslated. Size is 6 x 5 inches, mounting traces on verso, folds, in very good condition.

PRICE: $65.00 USD

(Item #: GA1485A-GX261A)
Stage director (1907-1975) and also composer, for many years was the Artistic director at the Chicago Lyric Opera, then superintendent in Arena di Verona and in Bologna. Donati was the husband of famous soprano Maria Caniglia (1905-1979). Large signed photo of a portrait of him, inscribed and dated in 1960. Size is 11 x 13.8 inches, in excellent condition.

PRICE: $60.00 USD

(Item #: GB5263-GX094A)
Italian scenographer and painter (1829-1895). Signed carte-de-visite by Levitsky, Paris, inscribed, signature is on verso. Size 2.5 x 4.1 inches in excellent condition.

PRICE: $65.00 USD

(Item #: GB8913-GX223A)
American opera impresario (1926-1981) and first manager of the Chicago Lyric Opera (CLO). Signed photo, inscribed and typed letter signed and dated in 1961, with letterhead of the CLO. Photo's size is 8 x 10 inches and letter is 8.5 x 11 inches, both in very good condition.

PRICE: $50.00 USD

(Item #: GB8926-GX223A)
German opera director (1875-1942), head of the Bavarian Opera. Autograph note signed in 1929 in Munich, with letterhead of the Bavarian Opera, 1 page. Size is 6.4 x 8.75 inches, storage holes, in excellent condition.

PRICE: $45.00 USD

(Item #: GB8940-GX223A)
Italian-born opera impresario (1878-1970) and General Manager of the San Carlo Opera Company (1913 to 1950's). Set of 2 typed letter signed in 1918 and 1920 & 4 pages printed brochure, all signed by him.  Letters are 5.9 x 9.25 inches & Brochure is 6.25 x 9.5 inches; some stains in letters and age toning in brochure, otherwise in very good condition.

PRICE: $65.00 USD

(Item #: GB8945-GX223A)
Famous Italian opera impresario (1869-1940), who was the manager of La Scala (1898-1908) and the Met Opera for 27 years! (1908-1935). Signed photo, dated by him the year he retired from the Met Opera, 6.9 x 10.9 inches, in very good condition.

PRICE: $100.00 USD

(Item #: GA9920-GX276J)
Librettist and composer (1893-1925), signed cabinet photo, by Julius Gertinger, Vienna. Signature is on verso. Size is 4.25 x 6.5 inches, in excellent condition. 

PRICE: $85.00 USD

(Item #: GF0163-GX055B)
German actor and stage director (1866-1945), signed photo postcard, shown as himself, dated 1918, Vienna. Size is 3.5 x 5.25 inches, in excellent condition. 

PRICE: $40.00 USD

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