French baritone (1848-1923) of international reputation, created the role of Iago in Otello and the title role of Falstaff (both operas by Verdi). Three-page handwritten and signed letter, in French, sold with a translation into English. Dated in 1905 with letterhead from Hotel de Londres in Naples, Italy. Letter to someone names Riccardi, probably a theater agent and friend, referring to the tour Maurel was doing in Italy, his upcoming performances, past inconveniences and future plans. Size is 5.25 x 8.5 inches, all 3 pages are part of one larger piece of paper, which is folded, in excellent condition.
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