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Price: $2000.00

NEAR MINT CONDITION

Autographed  presentation photograph of the great composer to violinist Carlo Nucci, Viareggio, October, 1917.

8” x 11” photographer’s mount.

Likely signed to an orchestral musician, this autographed presentation photograph is one of the finest Puccini images we have seen.  Puccini spent the Fall of 1917, in the midst of the First World War working on his commedia dell’arte style one act opera based upon a small mention in Dante’s “Divine Comedy”, “Gianni Schicci”.  The third opera in his triptych of operas, “Il Trittico”, which received its’ World Premier at the Metropolitan Opera, December 14, 1918. 

The opera contains two memorable arias, the ever famous, “O Mio Babbino Caro”, which is also sung today in many of the televised talent competitions.

This extraordinary photograph has one small discoloration to the left of the mount, else pristine!

GIACOMO PUCCINI - COMPOSER