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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 #: N2315-DVN-18)

2-CD Album, recording remastered from the original BJR master tape. Best sound available. Includes a twelve-page booklet with extensive liner notes and nine photographs. The present CD release of the 1957 La Scala Anna Bolena is the first performance to be released using sound sources from the BJR collection. The CD edition is based on reel-to-reel master tapes used for the BJR LP release, as well as on the original (unprocessed) reel-to-reel tape BJR had received from Italy.

The CD set will be sent by post. A DIGITAL BOOKLET will be ready for instant download after purchase. It includes: an interactive PDF file with 479 pages with: Liner notes in English - Full libretto with stage action in Italian and English - 355 photographs - 11 newspaper reviews (scans) - Hand program (scans).

CAST: Anna Bolena: Maria Callas; Lord Riccardo Percy:Gianni Raimondi; Enrico VIII:Nicola Rossi Lemeni;Giovanna Seymour: Giulietta Simionato; Lord Rochefort:Plinio Clabassi; Sir Hervey:Luigi Rumbo; Smeton:Gabriella Carturan - Orchestra and Chorus of the Teatro alla Scala: Gianandrea Gavazzeni -TEATRO ALLA SCALA - MILAN

PRICE: $32.00 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!.

SCROLL DOWN TO SEE ALL SCANS, click on any photo to enlarge.

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.

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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.

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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 #: 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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(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 #: 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 #: 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

(Item #: M4269-W2)

Star Swedish soprano (1820-1887), known as the "Swedish Nightingale", she was one of the biggest opera stars of the 19th century.

Vintage portrait, beautifully framed in an ivory-covered frame, with ink decorations made by hand in the four corners. Size is 5 x 5.75 inches in total, in very good condition - a very beautiful portrait.

PRICE: $290.00 USD

(Item #: N4481-OS2)

Gorgeous, original program from the Met Opera, New York, season 1889-1890 (the 7th season ever), mounted on a double mat, ready to frame. On display is a very nicely decorated page showing ticket prices for seats, very cute. The rest of the program is there folded although it is not complete, covers are missing. Cast page is there, corresponds to a performance of Das Rheingold in March 1890 (not shown). Carefully mounted in quality acid-free double mat, showing page with ticket prices.
In very good condition, will look terrific if framed, a great and original gift for the music room for any opera fan. Window opening is 9 x 11.5 inches, total size is 13.5 x 15.75 inches.

PRICE: $175.00 USD

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