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Signed and unsigned memorabilia items - Photographs, books, vintage libretto-programs, etc. All original and guaranteed authentic. All items listed are in stock.

Signed and Unsigned Memorabilia

(Item #: M2722-G7-1)

Original vintage program-libretto for the 1845 world premiere performance of Alzira, by Giuseppe Verdi. Program list the full cast, and is complete except the original covers (which were replaced by new ones).

Singers from the world premiere are listed on page 4, including soprano Eugenia Tadolini in the title role, bass Marco Arati, baritone Filippo Coletti, tenor Gaetano Fraschini, bass Michele Benedetti, etc.

Total of 32 pages, size is 5.25 x 8.25 inches, excellent condition - rare!

PRICE: $450.00 USD

(Item #: N5667-OS3)

Enlarged reproduction of a flier announcing a recital at Carnegie Hall in the 1940s or 50s, by the star contralto. Size is 13.25 x 20 inches, affixed to hard backing, in excellent condition, will look great if framed

PRICE: $45.00 USD

(Item #: M4682-TOP-OS8)

Set of 2 fine porcelain figurines by Royal Dux (Czech Republic), approximate sizes are 9 x 11 inches, in excellent condition. Original foil label in still attached to one (can easily be removed if desired), both have the pink triangle by Royal Dux. An excellent gift for a ballet fan!

IMPORTANT NOTE: These items can NOT be shipped outside the continental United States. We apologize for the inconvenience.

PRICE: $875.00 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 #: N6303-OS)

Two poster-like advertisements from the Lyric Opera in Chicago, 1920s, featuring star tenor Alessandro Bonci and baritone Giacomo Rimini. Posters are made of cardboard and have perforations so they can stand on top of a table or the floor by themselves. Sizes are 11 x 14 inches each. Minor rust spots, otherwise in very good condition

PRICE: $60.00 USD

(Item #: M3133-G10)

Famous German tenor (1804-1860), a protegé of Spontini, Breiting sang at the most important theaters in Germany in his time, and in London, Prague and in France, eventually developing symptoms of a mental disease that ended his career and his life early. 

Extraordinary, unique collection of 23 original, vintage playbills from the 1830s, 40s and 50s - all opera performances listing his name in the cast. Of the total of 23, most (16 of them) are 9 x 14 inches or so, 4 playbills are large, poster-like size (up to 18 x 24 inches) and 3 are smaller size (5 x 8 inches approx.). In good to very good condition, all have folds, some rust stains, minor losses, but overall very good, with the exception of the large Covent Garden playbill 1842 that is in poor condition.

Many rare playbills, including a few very early performances of some operas, such as Tannhauser.

Also included are 18 newspapers or magazines from the same time period, mentioning him. See scans. Full magazines or newspapers (except one).

A total of  41 items, all are scanned.

PRICE: $295.00 USD

(Item #: M3651-SU120)

A beautiful limited edition porcelain figurine of Enrico Caruso, shown as Canio in Pagliacci. Porcelain figurine was created by Hutschenreuther Porcelain Factory in Germany. Only 5000 high quality figurines were made. The piece is complete with the drumstick and a separate round wood base. This highly collectible item was designed for the Metropolitan Opera Guild in 1983 to celebrate its 100th anniversary. The clown’s face and hands have a matte finish. The predominately white sculpture features colorful hand-painted details.

The figurine is in its original packaging, includes certificate of authenticity by the Metropolitan Opera Guild in New York city.


PRICE: $825.00 USD

(Item #: GB0375-GX278J)

Magnificent collection of signed photo postcards of Czech stars of the Opera and Operetta, from the 1930s and 40s. All signed (some on verso), sold as a lot only, can not be separated. All sized 3.25 x 5.25 inches approximately, in excellent condition.

Artists include Richard Kubla, Vilem Zitek, Otakar Marak, Jarmila Novotna, and many others - Last scan includes a complete list (note: scans are not in order as listed). Sold as a collection at a great price, under $8 each!.

PRICE: $295.00 USD

(Item #: M2840-G3-1)

Signed Opern Glas magazines (Germany), all signed by famous artists. Full magazine with all pages and covers, in German, each contains an interview with the artist featured on the cover. Size is 8.25 x 11 inches, all in very good condition.

SIGNED BY AN ARTIST on the cover.


PRICE: $25.00 USD

(Item #: M2821-G3-2)

Signed Opern Glas magazines (Germany), all signed by famous artists. Full magazine with all pages and covers, in German, each contains an interview with the artist featured on the cover. Size is 8.25 x 11 inches, all in very good condition.

SIGNED BY AN ARTIST on the cover.


PRICE: $30.00 USD

(Item #: M4126-F2-5)
Russian artist (1849-1916), engraver on copper, a graphic artist, and etcher - his artwork is today sought-after by art collectors. Signed cabinet photo, 3.75 x 6 inches, dated by him in 1890. Mounting traces on verso and on 2 borders, otherwise in good condition. Rare.

PRICE: $150.00 USD

(Item #: M3134-G10)

Original playbill announcement for the world premiere of Dörnroschen (Sleeping Beauty) in Darmstadt, March 14th 1848, a ballet with melodrama and singing by German composer Carl Ludwig Mangold (1813-1889).

Size is 11 x 17.5 inches, some cracks and lots of wrinkles, but complete (top is trimmed on the scan only, not in the actual item), will look great if framed.

PRICE: $165.00 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 #: GC25)

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PRICE: $25.00 USD

(Item #: N5276-M6)

Beautiful vintage advertising from 1910 for Victrola records showing a dozen of the most famous singers from the so-called golden age, all from the Metropolitan Opera. From The Theater magazine, size is 9.5 x 13.5 inches, in excellent condition - will look beautiful if framed

PRICE: $30.00 USD

(Item #: M4308-D4H)

German dramatist and novelist (1862-1946), one of the most important promoters of literary naturalism, received the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1912. 

Signed photo postcard, 3.5 x 5.5 inches, in very good condition.

PRICE: $300.00 USD

(Item #: N5126-E1)

Large silk program distributed during the first performance at the new Metropolitan Opera House at the Lincoln Center, New York, Sept 16th 1966. Opera performed that night was the world premiere of Antony and Cleopatra, by Samuel Barber. Size is 10.75 x 20.25 inches, in IMPECABLE condition!

PRICE: $150.00 USD

(Item #: B0890A-Bx5-1)
Der Spiegel Magazine (Germany) with von Karajan on the cover, March 1955. Karajan is presented as the next Furtwangler, nice article in the music section. Full magazine with all pages and covers, 8.75 x 12 inches.

PRICE: $25.00 USD

(Item #: B0617)

Bayreuth program signed by Aga Khan IV (b. 1936) - Signature on central pages program Bayreuther Festspiele. 23 July 1958. Lohengrin. Andre Cluytens conducting. 24 x 17 cm, 50 pages. Near mint condition.

PRICE: $50.00 USD

(Item #: B2305A-17-7)
Aga Khan III (1887-1957) was the 48th imam of his community in India, held his honorary title for over 7 decades until his death. This is a photo postcard of the Bayreuth Festival theater, signed by the Aga Khan in 1956, his last visit to the Festival around a year before his death in July 1957. Postcard is 5.75 x 4 inches and is mounted in an album page, on verso is an unsigned photo postcard of Shahzadi Begum, his first wife.

PRICE: $245.00 USD

(Item #: M1596-F2-3)

American musician of blues, singer, songwriter and guitarist - considered one of the greatest guitar players ever. Signed half-tone photo in sepia tone, probably from a page of a magazine, shown with his guitar, 8 x 11 inches, very good condition

PRICE: $95.00 USD

(Item #: M1659-F2-2)

English short-story writer, poet and novelist (1865-1936), world famous for his tales and pems of British soldiers in India and tales for children.

Signed photo postcard, 3.5 x 5.5 inches, in excellent condition

PRICE: $350.00 USD

(Item #: M2699-G7-1)

Large poster announcement for the world premiere of this opera by Italian composer, musicologist and teacher Gian Francesco Malipiero (1882-1973), who created 19 operas, 11 symphonies, and many vocal, chamber and symphonic works. World premiere performance on Sept 4th, 1966 in La Biennale di Venezia, Venice.

Poster is 39.25 x 13.75 inches, has folds, otherwise in very good condition. ALSO INCLUDED is a full program for La Biennale (an international festival for contemporary music).

PRICE: $95.00 USD

(Item #: M4125-F2-5)

Italian theatrical actor (1846-1903), very famous for his farces and reciting performances, as well as plays of contemporary writers. Signed cabinet photo, 4.25 x 6.5 inches, a photo by G. Vianelli, Venice. Dated by him in 1887, inscribed to star tenor Francesco Tamagno (who created Verdi´s Otello in that same year), gilded borders, minor mounting traces on verso, in very good condition.


PRICE: $100.00 USD

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