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Unsigned Opera Programs & Posters

Collectible unsigned programs, playbills and posters from opera performances. All items listed are in stock, all original.

Unsigned Opera Programs

(Item #: M4938-WOS2A)
Star Canadian soprano (1847-1930), one of the greatest singers of her time. Playbill announcement for a performance at the Academy of Music in Baltimore, Maryland, of Lucia di Lammermoor. Year is not mentioned, but this was part of a USA tour she did in 1874 with the Strakosch Lyric Company and was her debut in Baltimore. Size is 6 x 19 inches, some loss of paper at the top border, otherwise in very good condition.

$100.00 USD

(Item #: M4938-WOS2A)
Star Canadian soprano (1847-1930), one of the greatest singers of her time. Playbill announcement for a performance at the Academy of Music in Baltimore, Maryland, of Lucia di Lammermoor. Year is not mentioned, but this was part of a USA tour she did in 1874 with the Strakosch Lyric Company and was her debut in Baltimore. Size is 6 x 19 inches, some loss of paper at the top border, otherwise in very good condition.

(Item #: B0720-10-A)
Wilhelm Backhaus and Fritz Kreisler, Maggie Teyte, May 10 about 1908-1910, recital in London, Scarlatti Chopin Schubert Henselt Saint Saens Liszt, 2 pages

$45.00 USD

(Item #: B0720-10-A)
Wilhelm Backhaus and Fritz Kreisler, Maggie Teyte, May 10 about 1908-1910, recital in London, Scarlatti Chopin Schubert Henselt Saint Saens Liszt, 2 pages

(Item #: S2285-Bx19E)
Six magazines with news about the 1957 Bayreuth Festival, many articles and photos. The Bayreuther Tagblatt was a local publication that was published until 1967, these magazines covered the festival, and are each 5.75 x 8 inches, 32 pages with articles and photos, in very good condition. All 6 are different, some scans of covers and inside pages are shown.

$80.00 USD

(Item #: S2285-Bx19E)
Six magazines with news about the 1957 Bayreuth Festival, many articles and photos. The Bayreuther Tagblatt was a local publication that was published until 1967, these magazines covered the festival, and are each 5.75 x 8 inches, 32 pages with articles and photos, in very good condition. All 6 are different, some scans of covers and inside pages are shown.

(Item #: B1505-17-11)
Edinburgh Festival 1949. Full festival program with complete performance details. Thomas Beecham, John Barbirolli, Ernst Bloch conducting own works, Ernest Ansermet, Rafael Kubelik, Adolf Busch, Rudolf Serkin, Bruno Walter and Kathleen Ferrier (Mahler Kindertotenlieder), André Cluytens and Ginette Neveu, Monique de la Bruchollerie, Busch Quartet,  recital by Ginette Neveu and Jean Neveu, recital by Kathleen Ferrier and Bruno Walter at the piano. Opera performances conducted by Vitorio Gui with Ljuba Welitsch, Suzanne Danco, Sena Jurinac

$165.00 USD

(Item #: B1505-17-11)
Edinburgh Festival 1949. Full festival program with complete performance details. Thomas Beecham, John Barbirolli, Ernst Bloch conducting own works, Ernest Ansermet, Rafael Kubelik, Adolf Busch, Rudolf Serkin, Bruno Walter and Kathleen Ferrier (Mahler Kindertotenlieder), André Cluytens and Ginette Neveu, Monique de la Bruchollerie, Busch Quartet,  recital by Ginette Neveu and Jean Neveu, recital by Kathleen Ferrier and Bruno Walter at the piano. Opera performances conducted by Vitorio Gui with Ljuba Welitsch, Suzanne Danco, Sena Jurinac

(Item #: M4519-F5)
Full program for a performance of Carmen, with Thomas Beecham conducting, July 24th, 1958. Size is 6 x 9 inches, in excellent condition. Cast includes Jean Madeira, Ramon Vinay.

$25.00 USD

(Item #: M4519-F5)
Full program for a performance of Carmen, with Thomas Beecham conducting, July 24th, 1958. Size is 6 x 9 inches, in excellent condition. Cast includes Jean Madeira, Ramon Vinay.

(Item #: B0002A-14-A)
Opernhaus Berlin "Unter den Linden" - Week of German Modern Works. Berlin, June 20th, 1920 Leo Blech: "Versiegelt" (Komische Oper) with Benno Ziegler, Nellie Heyl, Lola Artot de Padilla, Ida v. Scheele-Muller. Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari: Susannens Geheimnis Paul von Klenau: Klein Idas Blumen (Ballet) (conducted by Carl Besi) Program, 56 pages, many illustrations and pictures, excellent to near mint condition.

$40.00 USD

(Item #: B0002A-14-A)
Opernhaus Berlin "Unter den Linden" - Week of German Modern Works. Berlin, June 20th, 1920 Leo Blech: "Versiegelt" (Komische Oper) with Benno Ziegler, Nellie Heyl, Lola Artot de Padilla, Ida v. Scheele-Muller. Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari: Susannens Geheimnis Paul von Klenau: Klein Idas Blumen (Ballet) (conducted by Carl Besi) Program, 56 pages, many illustrations and pictures, excellent to near mint condition.

(Item #: B1595-4-B)
Deutsches Opernhaus, Charlottenburg 1923 - Max von Schillings. Tannhauser at the Deutsches Opernhaus Berlin, 31 August 1923. With Alexander Kipnis. Conductor: Leo Blech. Complete program

$35.00 USD

(Item #: B1595-4-B)
Deutsches Opernhaus, Charlottenburg 1923 - Max von Schillings. Tannhauser at the Deutsches Opernhaus Berlin, 31 August 1923. With Alexander Kipnis. Conductor: Leo Blech. Complete program

(Item #: M6615-Y13C)
Program for the celebration of Giuseppe Verdi´s birth centennial, in Bologna, April 1913. Performance of Verdi´s Requiem,with Celestina Boninsegna as the soprano soloist. Full program with all 8 pages including convers, 5.6 x 9 inches, in very good condition.

$22.00 USD

(Item #: M6615-Y13C)
Program for the celebration of Giuseppe Verdi´s birth centennial, in Bologna, April 1913. Performance of Verdi´s Requiem,with Celestina Boninsegna as the soprano soloist. Full program with all 8 pages including convers, 5.6 x 9 inches, in very good condition.

(Item #: M6929-CH5)
Bound volume of 24 programs for concerts of the BSO, conducted by Emil Paur, season 1896-97. Programs are almost complete, in excellent condition, bound without their original covers. A few pages with advertisements at the end may also be missing, but all the lines notes and program pages are present.  Concerts include performances with soloists such as pianists Teresa Carreño, Rafael Joseffy, Arthur Whiting performing his own piano music, Martinus Sieveking, George M. Proctor, Max Heinrich, Richard Burmeister - violinists Franz Kniesel, T. Adamowski, Carl Halir, C. M. Loeffler - cellists Leo Schulz, Alwin Schroeder premiering Dvorak´s Cello concerto in Boston - singers Giuseppe Campanari, Nellie Melba, Paul Plançon, Emma Eames, Lena Little and Isidor Schnitzler. Book is 5.75 x 8.5 inches, and 1.5 inches thick, covers and binding are in excellent condition. Programs can not be sold separately. See photos of the spine, and a few pages inside as example.

$185.00 USD

(Item #: M6929-CH5)
Bound volume of 24 programs for concerts of the BSO, conducted by Emil Paur, season 1896-97. Programs are almost complete, in excellent condition, bound without their original covers. A few pages with advertisements at the end may also be missing, but all the lines notes and program pages are present.  Concerts include performances with soloists such as pianists Teresa Carreño, Rafael Joseffy, Arthur Whiting performing his own piano music, Martinus Sieveking, George M. Proctor, Max Heinrich, Richard Burmeister - violinists Franz Kniesel, T. Adamowski, Carl Halir, C. M. Loeffler - cellists Leo Schulz, Alwin Schroeder premiering Dvorak´s Cello concerto in Boston - singers Giuseppe Campanari, Nellie Melba, Paul Plançon, Emma Eames, Lena Little and Isidor Schnitzler. Book is 5.75 x 8.5 inches, and 1.5 inches thick, covers and binding are in excellent condition. Programs can not be sold separately. See photos of the spine, and a few pages inside as example.

(Item #: M6931-CH5)
Bound volume of 38 programs for concerts of the BSO, conducted by Wilhelm Gericke, seasons 1898-1905, all at the Infantry Hall in Providence, Rhode Island, USA. Programs are almost complete, in excellent condition, bound without their original covers. A few pages with advertisements at the end may also be missing, but all the lines notes and program pages are present.  Concerts include performances with soloists such as pianists Teresa Carreño, Leopold Godowski, Harold Bauer, Ernst von Dohnanyi, Adele aus der Ohe, Carl Baermann, Edith Thompson, Fanny Bloomfield-Zeisler - violinists Norma Neruda, Fritz Kreisler, Franz Kniesel (2), Willy Hess, Enrique Fernandez-Arbos, Leonora Jackson, Timothee Adamowski (2) - cellists Alwin Schroeder (2), Elsa Ruegger, Jean Gerardy - singers Johanna Gadski, Giuseppe Campanari, Josephine Jacoby, Theodore Byard, Ben Davis (2), Gertrude May Stein, Agnes Janson, Evta Kileski, Julia Heinrich, Electa Gifford, Robert Hosea.  Book is 6 x 9 inches, and 1.6 inches thick, covers and binding are in excellent condition. Programs can not be sold separately. See photos of the spine, and a few pages inside as example.

$250.00 USD

(Item #: M6931-CH5)
Bound volume of 38 programs for concerts of the BSO, conducted by Wilhelm Gericke, seasons 1898-1905, all at the Infantry Hall in Providence, Rhode Island, USA. Programs are almost complete, in excellent condition, bound without their original covers. A few pages with advertisements at the end may also be missing, but all the lines notes and program pages are present.  Concerts include performances with soloists such as pianists Teresa Carreño, Leopold Godowski, Harold Bauer, Ernst von Dohnanyi, Adele aus der Ohe, Carl Baermann, Edith Thompson, Fanny Bloomfield-Zeisler - violinists Norma Neruda, Fritz Kreisler, Franz Kniesel (2), Willy Hess, Enrique Fernandez-Arbos, Leonora Jackson, Timothee Adamowski (2) - cellists Alwin Schroeder (2), Elsa Ruegger, Jean Gerardy - singers Johanna Gadski, Giuseppe Campanari, Josephine Jacoby, Theodore Byard, Ben Davis (2), Gertrude May Stein, Agnes Janson, Evta Kileski, Julia Heinrich, Electa Gifford, Robert Hosea.  Book is 6 x 9 inches, and 1.6 inches thick, covers and binding are in excellent condition. Programs can not be sold separately. See photos of the spine, and a few pages inside as example.

(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.

$295.00 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.

(Item #: S3776-G13A)
Full program for a concert with the Pittsburgh Orchestra, for both dates November 3rd and 5th, 1898. Famous baritone Giuseppe Campanari sings music by Mozart and Gounod, Victor Herbert conducts. Program also includes music by Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, Saint-Saens and Wagner. Full program with all 28 pages and covers, 6.25 x 9.5 inches, minor cracks on front cover, otherwise in very good condition.

$75.00 USD

(Item #: S3776-G13A)
Full program for a concert with the Pittsburgh Orchestra, for both dates November 3rd and 5th, 1898. Famous baritone Giuseppe Campanari sings music by Mozart and Gounod, Victor Herbert conducts. Program also includes music by Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, Saint-Saens and Wagner. Full program with all 28 pages and covers, 6.25 x 9.5 inches, minor cracks on front cover, otherwise in very good condition.

(Item #: N1659-CL-F2)
Performers are Emma Calve, Bauermeister, Ancona, Engle. Announcements for upcoming performances with many Met stars, 4 pages

$35.00 USD

(Item #: N1659-CL-F2)
Performers are Emma Calve, Bauermeister, Ancona, Engle. Announcements for upcoming performances with many Met stars, 4 pages

(Item #: S2467-Bx25-6)
Two programs with Maria Cebotari: 1- inset for a performance of Madama Butterfly with soprano Maria Cebotari in the title role at the Berlin Staats-Oper, February 20th, 1943. Size is 5.75 x 8.25 inches, in very good condition. 2- full program for a performance of Eugene Onegin, July 2nd, 1936, Berlin Staats-Oper, 6.5 x 9.5 inches, very good condition.

$45.00 USD

(Item #: S2467-Bx25-6)
Two programs with Maria Cebotari: 1- inset for a performance of Madama Butterfly with soprano Maria Cebotari in the title role at the Berlin Staats-Oper, February 20th, 1943. Size is 5.75 x 8.25 inches, in very good condition. 2- full program for a performance of Eugene Onegin, July 2nd, 1936, Berlin Staats-Oper, 6.5 x 9.5 inches, very good condition.

(Item #: B1651-20)
Contemporary music festival program in the Third Reich - Frankfurt 1939. Internationales Musikfest Frankfurt am Main, June 15- 24th, 1939. Opera and concerts. Conductor : Franz Konwitschny. Yvonne Lefebvre, piano. Very rare Maass: Feiermusik für Orchester.  Sutermeister: Divertimento. Ravel: Klavierkonzert. Petridis: Sinfonie  1.  Evangelatos: Vorspiel. David: Partita für Orchester. Weismann:  Violinkonzert. Holenia: Ständchen. Lualdi: Samnium and Daphne  (Strauss).  19,5 x 12,5 cm. Paperback, 84 pages, richly illustrated with  lots of portraits , many full page illustration and in color.

$75.00 USD

(Item #: B1651-20)
Contemporary music festival program in the Third Reich - Frankfurt 1939. Internationales Musikfest Frankfurt am Main, June 15- 24th, 1939. Opera and concerts. Conductor : Franz Konwitschny. Yvonne Lefebvre, piano. Very rare Maass: Feiermusik für Orchester.  Sutermeister: Divertimento. Ravel: Klavierkonzert. Petridis: Sinfonie  1.  Evangelatos: Vorspiel. David: Partita für Orchester. Weismann:  Violinkonzert. Holenia: Ständchen. Lualdi: Samnium and Daphne  (Strauss).  19,5 x 12,5 cm. Paperback, 84 pages, richly illustrated with  lots of portraits , many full page illustration and in color.

(Item #: N1135-OS3)
Beautiful original playbill announcing Winter Season opening performance on Oct. 9th, 1848 at Covent Garden. Playbill lists a large number of singers, including swedish soprano Henriette Nissen (1819-1879) and others. Very large size! 24.75 x 9.75 inches, in very good condition, bottom part has a fold and a crack (nearly detached from the rest). It can be framed and look beautiful

$125.00 USD

(Item #: N1135-OS3)
Beautiful original playbill announcing Winter Season opening performance on Oct. 9th, 1848 at Covent Garden. Playbill lists a large number of singers, including swedish soprano Henriette Nissen (1819-1879) and others. Very large size! 24.75 x 9.75 inches, in very good condition, bottom part has a fold and a crack (nearly detached from the rest). It can be framed and look beautiful

(Item #: N1134-OS3)
Beautiful original plabill from Covent Garden announcing a for the first time a performance of Bellini?s opera "La Sonnambula"!. Cast includes british soprano Adelaide Kemble (1815-1879) as Amina (the sleepwalker). Also announced is the play "White Cat". Very large size: 19.75 x 10 inches! great item to frame in excellent condition.

$125.00 USD

(Item #: N1134-OS3)
Beautiful original plabill from Covent Garden announcing a for the first time a performance of Bellini?s opera "La Sonnambula"!. Cast includes british soprano Adelaide Kemble (1815-1879) as Amina (the sleepwalker). Also announced is the play "White Cat". Very large size: 19.75 x 10 inches! great item to frame in excellent condition.

(Item #: B0993-Bx20)
Brussels, Opera Royale de la Monnaie playbill, May 6th, 1916. Performance by an all German cast during German Occupation of Belgium in World War I. Walter Soomer, Julius Roether, Heinrich Winkelshoff, Karl Wenkhaus, Gustav Schützendorf, Julius Lieban, Walter Eckard, Hertha Dehmlow. The orchestra was composed by Belgian and German Army Bands. Conductor : Richard Hagel. A rarity!

$75.00 USD

(Item #: B0993-Bx20)
Brussels, Opera Royale de la Monnaie playbill, May 6th, 1916. Performance by an all German cast during German Occupation of Belgium in World War I. Walter Soomer, Julius Roether, Heinrich Winkelshoff, Karl Wenkhaus, Gustav Schützendorf, Julius Lieban, Walter Eckard, Hertha Dehmlow. The orchestra was composed by Belgian and German Army Bands. Conductor : Richard Hagel. A rarity!

(Item #: B1585-4-A)
3 playbills of the Royal Court Opera of Stuttgart, 1904-1906. Der Corregidor by Hugo Wolf, 25 May 1904. Die Legende der heiligen Elisabeth by Franz Liszt, 16 April 1905. Marie,  Die Regimentstochter by Donizetti, 31 October 1906. Set of 3 playbills. 

$70.00 USD

(Item #: B1585-4-A)
3 playbills of the Royal Court Opera of Stuttgart, 1904-1906. Der Corregidor by Hugo Wolf, 25 May 1904. Die Legende der heiligen Elisabeth by Franz Liszt, 16 April 1905. Marie,  Die Regimentstochter by Donizetti, 31 October 1906. Set of 3 playbills. 

(Item #: B1515-4-3)
Program Der fliegende Hollander at the Paris Opera, May 28th 1905, 4 pages, 5.25 x 8.5 inches, lots of annoucements of upcoming performances inside. Renaud, Beyle, Vieuille, etc

$25.00 USD

(Item #: B1515-4-3)
Program Der fliegende Hollander at the Paris Opera, May 28th 1905, 4 pages, 5.25 x 8.5 inches, lots of annoucements of upcoming performances inside. Renaud, Beyle, Vieuille, etc

(Item #: N1132-OS3)
Konigliches Opernhaus (Dresden) playbill , year 1901, announcing a performance of Carl Goldmark´s masterpiece opera "Die Konigin von Saba". German star soprano Therese Malten (1855-1930) is in the title role. Size is 8.75 x 15.25 inches, great condition, a few cracks.

$90.00 USD

(Item #: N1132-OS3)
Konigliches Opernhaus (Dresden) playbill , year 1901, announcing a performance of Carl Goldmark´s masterpiece opera "Die Konigin von Saba". German star soprano Therese Malten (1855-1930) is in the title role. Size is 8.75 x 15.25 inches, great condition, a few cracks.

(Item #: B1608-4-B)
Der Ring des Nibelungen at the Staatsoper Berlin 1929. Complete set of 4 cast pages, December 1st through 8th, 1929. Conductor: Max Von Schillings. In the cast: Friedrich Schorr, Fritz Soot, Friedrich Plaschke, Emanuel List, Lauritz Melchior, Beatrice Sutter, Maria Muller, Theodor Scheidl. 

$40.00 USD

(Item #: B1608-4-B)
Der Ring des Nibelungen at the Staatsoper Berlin 1929. Complete set of 4 cast pages, December 1st through 8th, 1929. Conductor: Max Von Schillings. In the cast: Friedrich Schorr, Fritz Soot, Friedrich Plaschke, Emanuel List, Lauritz Melchior, Beatrice Sutter, Maria Muller, Theodor Scheidl. 

(Item #: B0863A-Bx9-B)
Group of 3 full program, with all pages and covers. Lohengrin, Dec 1916 - Die Walkure, October 1916 and Parsifal, Dec 1916. Each one is complete, 6 x 9.75 inches, in excellent condition. See scans.

$45.00 USD

(Item #: B0863A-Bx9-B)
Group of 3 full program, with all pages and covers. Lohengrin, Dec 1916 - Die Walkure, October 1916 and Parsifal, Dec 1916. Each one is complete, 6 x 9.75 inches, in excellent condition. See scans.

(Item #: B1121A-Bx16-1)
Karl Muck conducts Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg (Wagner) in Munich 1923, 24 x 20,5 cm. Münchner Opernfestspiele 1923 München, Prinzregententheater, 5. September 1923. With Fritz Feinhals - Berthold Sterneck, Fritz Krauss - Maria Müller at the beginning of her career

$45.00 USD

(Item #: B1121A-Bx16-1)
Karl Muck conducts Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg (Wagner) in Munich 1923, 24 x 20,5 cm. Münchner Opernfestspiele 1923 München, Prinzregententheater, 5. September 1923. With Fritz Feinhals - Berthold Sterneck, Fritz Krauss - Maria Müller at the beginning of her career
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