1919 Farewell Concert at the Royal Albert Hall - Original Program
by Tetrazzini, Luisa. (1871-1940)
Used; Like New/Used; Like New. Original program for a farewell concert given by the important Italian soprano in London on November 6, 1919. Tetrazzini, about to sail for the United States, performed at the Royal Albert Hall with Lenghi Cellini, Albert Sammons, PEter Dawson, and Pietro Cimara. The attractive Art Nouveau program includes stylized engraved and woodcut portraits of the singers. 12 pp. Overall toning and light creasing, edge wear, and some wear to the spine, but overall in very good condition.Tetrazzini made her debut at Covent Garden in La TraviataÂ in 1907, causing a sensation and becoming wildly popular in England.Â Called "The Florentine Nightingale,"Â Tetrazzini was also extremely popular in the United States after her 1908 debut in New York and became a star of the San Francisco Opera. The famous dish "Chicken Tetrazzini" was named for her, though sources differ as to whether it was created in San Francisco or by Chef George A. Escoffier of The Savoy in London.
(Inventory #: 14312)
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