The Strakosch Italian Opera Programme. Vol. I. No. 84. Academy of Music, New York, March 9, 1874
by NILSSON, Christine 1843-1921
Swedish soprano Christine Nilsson was one of the greatest international opera stars of the 1860s and 1870s. "In 1883 for the opening season of the Metropolitan Opera House, she sang Marguerite in the inaugural performance of Faust (22 October) and the title role in the first local performance of Ponchielli's La Gioconda (20 December)... Her voice, though not large, was pure and brilliant in timbre, immensely flexible and perfectly even in scale for two and a half octaves up to top E. Ophelia, Marguerite and Mignon were probably her finest roles, while an attractive appearance and a graceful stage personality were great assets in such parts as Violetta." Elizabeth Forbes in Grove Music Online.. Small quarto, 271 x 214 mm. Broadside announcing a benefit performance for Victor Maurel featuring Nilsson on March 10,  and performances of Faust, March 9, with Nilsson as Marguerite; Martha, March 11, with Nilsson as Lady Henrietta; Lucia di Lammermoor, March 14, with Nilsson as Lucia, etc. The broadside also announces "Miss Neilson's[!] Representations" including at "Booth's Theatre, in New York, on April 20 (Her farewell recitals in this city.)"Slightly browned; torn along fold with backing obscuring text to one-third of verso. (Inventory #: 24442)
Musical Autographs and Manuscripts; Rare Books on Music and Dance; First and Early Editions of Printed Music; Prints, Drawings and Ephemera relating to Music and Dance including Opera and Ballet.
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