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New York: Cornell University Press, 1968. Illus. 8vo, cloth, d.w.; N.Y.: Cornell University Press, (1968). Very good in a very good dust jacket. Includes selections by Robert M. Adams, Denes Bartha, Robert A. Hall, Jr., William C. Holmes, Claude V. Palisca, Nino Pirotta, Luigi Tagliavini, Jack Allan Westrup.
1950. 10 x 8.25 inches, no place, no date, circa 1950 -- a vintage shoulder-up photograph depicting Baccaloni in the role of Don Pasquale. Inscribed: "To Arthur St. Brackbill, Sincerely, Salvatore Baccaloni." Near fine condition. Italian bass opera star often regarded as the greatest buffo artist of the 20th century. Baccaloni was encouraged by Arturo Toscanini to pursue comic roles such as Rigoletto and Leporello in Don Giavanni, a move which culminated into his being in demand at every major.....
Rome: 1915. 1 page on heavy-stock beige construction paper measuring 5.25 x 9 inches. Signed: "Gemma Bellincioni", Rome 1915." Near fine condition. Italian soprano and one of the best-known opera singers of the late 19th century. She is credited with creating the role of Santuzza in Pietro Mascagni's landmark opera "Cavalleria Rusticana."
New York: 1940. 4 pages, 9.5 x 6 inches, New York, January 11, no year, circa 1940. Bjoerling's signature adorns the top of this program for a recital he gave as part of an artists series at Maryville College. Includes the full signature of his frequent pianist, Harry Ebert, in blue ink. Very good condition. One of the most highly regarded opera tenors of the 20th century.