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Unsigned Opera Programs

Collectible unsigned programs from opera performances. The ultimate source for unsigned opera programs. All items listed are in stock, all original.

Unsigned Opera Programs

(Item #: S2839-C1F)
Group of 7 programs for recitals at Carnegie Hall by famous Austro-Hungarian (now Romanian) mezzo-soprano Margarete Matzenauer (1881-1963). Each one is complete, sized 6 x 9 inches, in excellent condition.

PRICE: $60.00 USD

(Item #: N3819-CL1)
Large 1-page program from the Hofburgtheater, Vienna, 1878, performance of Otello, opera by Rossini, with the star soprano Christine Nilsson as Desdemona. Program also includes the first performance of Andreas Paumkircher, a tragedy in five acts by Wilhelm von Wartenegg (1839-1914). Size is 14.5 x 9.25 inches, in excellent condition

PRICE: $40.00 USD

(Item #: B0886)
Cast page from Orfeo ed Euridice program conducted by Robert Heger with Margarete Klose and Maria Cebotari in the cast during the Festival of the Staatsoper of Berlin in Rome 4-9 March 1941. Only middle pages with cast from program.

PRICE: $55.00 USD

(Item #: M4513-CL1)
Full program for a performance of Otello in London, 1939, with Vittorio Gui conducting, cast includes Lauritz Melchior in the title role, Mario Basiola, Maria Caniglia. Full program, 7.25 x 9.5 inches. Opera director Thomas Beecham is featured on the first page.

PRICE: $45.00 USD

(Item #: N3643-M10-C)
Program from Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires, Argentina, for a performance of Leoncavallo´s opera "Pagliacci" on August 5th, 1917. Caruso performed in the role of Canio, his signature role. This was the last performance he made of Pagliacci in Argentina. Caruso performed in Argentina in the late 1890s, when he was very young and before his great debut at the Metropolitan Opera in 1903. He became there a superstar performing many different roles, being Canio in Pagliacci the most famous. He went back to Argentina to perform at Teatro Colon during seasons 1915 and 1917, and unfortunately he never had the chance to return again after 1917. Caruso performed Pagliacci 5 times during the Teatro Colon 1915 season, and only 4 times during the 1917 season, making a total of only 9 performances of Pagliacci at Teatro Colon. These programs are quite a rarity (this is actually the only Teatro Colon / Pagliacci with Caruso program we´ve seen in years). Program is complete, with all pages and covers, and in excellent condition. Program is large format: 6 x 11 inches, in very good quality paper.

PRICE: $225.00 USD

(Item #: M4512-CL1)
Early Naples 1860 libretto for Rigoletto, which was premiered in Venice in 1851. Full libretto with all pages, original covers are missing, 4.5 x 6.75 inches, in very good condition.

PRICE: $100.00 USD

(Item #: B2403-18-A)
Group of 10 programs and 1 booklet, Salzburg Festivals 1930-32, including some famous conductors. Programs with detailed cast are 4.5 x 9 inches, the 1930 Rosenkavalier booklet is 5.75 x 9 inches, all in very good condition. See scans.

PRICE: $140.00 USD

(Item #: S2488-Bx25-7)
Lot including 4 Festival Almanach (I through IV) and 4 performance programs from the Salzburg Festival in 1942. Almanachs are brochures sized 6.75 x 9.5 inches each, and programs are 5.75 x 8.25 inches. ALSO INCLUDED are 2 Spielplans or brochures with the full festival schedule, each one is 4 x 8 inches, years 1939 and 1941.

PRICE: $135.00 USD

(Item #: B2406-18-A)
Group of 8 Spielplans or Salzburg Festival performance plan programs, these are folded booklets showing all performances in the festival, each one is 4 x 8.25 inches each page. As an example, the 1933 Spielplan is shown expanded. All in very good condition, some repeats: 2 copies of 1934, 4 copies of 1939 and 2 of 1943, plus an extra, more detailed version of the 1938 Festival are all included in this lot.

PRICE: $145.00 USD

(Item #: N2148-M2-5)
Sofia Scalchi concert program, 1883, 4 pages, with details, performed with the Damrosch Orchestra in Cincinnati, in very good condition

PRICE: $36.00 USD

(Item #: S2100-Bx22-2)
Program for a recital by contralto Ernestine Schumann-Heink in Wetenschappen, Holland, Nov 25th, 1896, Arthur De Greef also performing as piano soloist. Orchestra conducted by Richard Hol. One page, size is 6.5 x 9.75 inches, in good condition.

PRICE: $30.00 USD

(Item #: N1814-F3)
Performance program, with Max Lorenz and Astrid Varnay in the cast, Erich Kleiber conducts. Full program

PRICE: $25.00 USD

(Item #: B1506A-Bx9-J)
Group of 10 recital programs, Vienna 1939-1944 for performances by :  Erna Sack (2 programs), Karl Schmitt-Walter, Alfred Poell, Heinrich Schlusnus, Elena Nikoloaidi (with 2 ticket stubs), Pretre Munteanu, Julius Polzer (signed), etc. Note the poor print quality of the Nikolaidi program, at the end of the war (December 1944) when paper and resources to print programs was very scarce. Various sizes, see scans

PRICE: $125.00 USD

(Item #: S2828-C1F)
Group of 7 full programs for recitals at Carnegie Hall, 1917-1919, with soloists including Margarete Matzenauer, Hulda Lashanska, Louis Graveure, Helen Stanley, Marcia van Dresser, Lucy Gates and Belgian tragedian Carlo Liten, and a performance of Handel`s The Messiah with Ruth Rodgers, Arthur Hackett-Granville and others. Each program is complete with all pages and covers, sized 9.25 x 11.5 inches, in very good condition.

PRICE: $95.00 USD

(Item #: S2832-C1F)
Group of 7 programs and 2 playbills for singer recitals at Carnegie Hall, New York. Singers include star soprano Rosa Ponselle, bass Joseph Schwarz, tenor Allen McQuhae, soprano Greta Masson, soprano Marguerite Namara, tenor Dimitri Dobkin, soprano Ms. John Hilton Land. Each program is 6 x 9 inches, in very good condition. ALSO INCLUDED are playbill announcements for recitals by Fedor Chaliapin and Frida Hempel (2 copies), both from the mid-1920s.

PRICE: $70.00 USD

(Item #: B0982-Bx9-G)
Lot of 9 programs Vienna singing recitals 1895-1917. 1) Recital of operasinger and actor Ludwig Wüllner. Songs and texts of Frederic the Great, Will Vesper, Schiller, Theodor Körner, Detlev von Liliencron, Homeros. At the piano : Wolfgang Ruoff. Vienna, 30 November 1915. 2) Recital of actor and violinist Ferdinand Bonn. Godard, Bizet, Schumann. Vienna, 25 January 1901. At the piano : Alexander Manhart. 3) Recital of actor and violinist Ferdinand Bonn. Vienna, 6 March 1902. At the piano : Alexander Manhart. 4) Recital of singer Ferdinand Jaeger and the blind pianist Gennaro Fabozzi. Schubert, Hugo Wolf, Bach, Scarlatti, Fabozzi, Chopin, Carl Lowe.   Musikverein Vienna, 25 November 1899. At the piano for the songs : Ferdinand Foll. 5) Oskar Nedbal conducting the Wiener Tonkunstler Orchestra. Pianist : Marianne Munk. Liszt : Totentanz and recital of singer Paul Bender. Schubert, Schumann, Wolf. At the piano : Carl Lafite. Musikverein Vienna, 27 January 1917. 6) Recital of singer Marcella Pregi and pianist Marie Baumayer. Vienna 21 March 1910. Schubert, Schumann, Brahms. Marie Baumayer plays Beethoven and Brahms. At the piano for the songs : Ferdinand Foll. 7) Amalie Materna sings Wagner Tristan und Isolde Liebestod. Vienna, April 11th, 1911. Rare performance of Amalie Materna close to her 67th birthday. She retired in 1894. 8) Recital of Wagner´s favorite singer Theodor Reichmann and violinist Emile Sauret. Hugo Wolf, Richard Heuberger, Richard Strauss, Wilhelm Ernst, Carl Lowe, Saint Saens, Emile Sauret, Massenet. Musikverein Vienna, 10 February 1899. Program from the estate of Melanie Koechert, lover of Hugo Wolf from 1879 until his death in 1903. 9) Hermann Winkelmann, Sophie Chotek, Pianists : Ferdinand Löwe and Ferdinand Foll. Conductor of the choir : Josef Schalk. On the program : Wagner, Liszt, etc. Vienna Musikverein, 28 November 1895. The Wiener Akademischer Wagner Verein was the first official Wagner Association in history and had amongst its members composers like Bruckner, Hugo Wolf and Mahler.

PRICE: $120.00 USD

(Item #: B1797-2-B)
Specially designed program for Lohengrin at Deutsche Oper Berlin, 17 April 1935, promoting the Nazi regime, 6 x 9.5 inches, excellent condition

PRICE: $85.00 USD

(Item #: M4662-CL-CL2)
Full program for a performance of Madama Butterfly at Teatro Solis, Montevideo, Uruguay, in 1912. Role creator Rosina Storchio in the title role, Luigi Marini as Pinkerton, Gino Marinuzzi conducting. Size is 5.5 x 10.5 inches, complete with all pages and covers, in very good condition.

PRICE: $50.00 USD

(Item #: S1954-R1-8)
Program for a performance of Der Rosenkavalier with this opera´s creator, Richard Strauss, conducting the Concertgebouw Orchestra, The Hague, Jan 9th, 1917. Role creator Margarethe Siems as Marschallin, Minni Nast and Eva von der Osten are in this cast and were also in the 1911 world premiere of this opera. Size is 6 x 9.25 inches, rust on covers, in excellent condition inside.

PRICE: $150.00 USD

(Item #: GB2780-GX064A)
Original program for the first ever performance of Otello in London, Lyceum Theatre, in 1889!. Program stars Francesco Tamagno, who created the title role in the world premiere at La Scala 2 years earlier, and Victor Maurel, who was the first Iago. Eight pages, 6 x 8 inches, program has folds, otherwise in very good condition. ALSO INCLUDED are: an original 1887 program from La Scala for a performance of a Otello humoristic version or parody, and a train ticket or pass for a special train from Milan to London, June 1889, to see the English premiere of Otello (see scans). A very cute lot, with rare items.

PRICE: $395.00 USD

(Item #: N1691-M2-2)
Program-libretto from around 1840s, for a performance of Tancredi, opera by Rossini, at Millar´s Theater in London. Cast includes star soprano Giuditta Pasta (1797-1865) among other singers, in excellent condition. Program has replacement covers, not the originals, all pages are there, all in excellent condition. Size is 4.25 x 7.25 inches.

PRICE: $200.00 USD

(Item #: B1347-20-2)
Karl Elmendorff conducts Tannhauser (Wagner). Opera of Aachen , October 24th 1924.

PRICE: $25.00 USD

(Item #: B1161-Bx17-2)
London Queen‚ Hall May 22nd, 1913 Program with details on backside. Song Recital : Debussy etc

PRICE: $40.00 USD

(Item #: B1592-4-B)
Tristan und Isolde and Lohengrin at Royal Opera Covent Garden, 28 April and 27 May 1931. With Lauritz Melchior, Ivar Andresen, Frida Leider, Herbert Janssen. Conductor: Robert Heger. Set of 2 programs

PRICE: $35.00 USD

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