Lot 761: Choice AMQS on an off-white 4 x 4.5 clipped slip. Puccini pens two bars of music from 'La Fanciulla del West,' writing the title above the quote, and signing underneath "Giacomo Puccini, New York, 1910." In fine condition, with trivial creasing and slight toning to edges. On December 10, 1910, 'La Fanciulla del West' premiered at New York's esteemed Metropolitan Opera House, conducted by Arturo Toscanini, and starring Enrico Caruso and Emmy Destinn. With the desirable added date notation, tying this quote to its celebrated premiere, this is a fantastic piece from the composer's magnum opus.
RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 460
Wednesday, 16th September 2015
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