Italian tenor (1885-1969) who had a long and very successful career at the Metropolitan Opera in New York, also appearing in many other major international opera theaters. Beautiful double-weight photo, original by Mishkin, signed by him. Shown as Eleazar in La Juive, opera by Halevy, at the Metropolitan Opera. Martinelli wrote the name of the role and the opera at the top right, and dated under his autograph in May 1930. This was one of his most legendary roles - Highly desirable and rare!
Size is 7.25 x 9.25 inches, in excellent conditionALSO INCLUDED is a cast page from a Metropolitan Opera program for a performance in 1931 of La Juive, with Martinelli as Eleazar. An excellent extra to frame with the photo if desired