Lot 180
  • 180

Puccini, Giacomo

1,500 - 2,000 GBP
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  • Puccini, Giacomo
  • Autograph musical quotation from La bohème, signed and inscribed (“GPuccini all' amico C. Orselli”),
  • paper
comprising two bars from Marcello’s address to Benoit in Act One [“Dica: quant’ anni ha caro Signor Benoit]”, notated in dark brown ink, without the words, on a hand-drawn stave, on a postcard with a colour illustration of this scene in the garret, with Schaunard, Colline and Marcello inspecting Benoit’s rent demand (“Affitto!”), 1 page, oblong 8vo, (c.9 x 14cm), colour postcard by Ricordi of Milan, no date

Catalogue Note

We have no record of this passage from La bohème appearing at auction before.  Marcello's phrase appears here without all the necessary accidentals: in the opera the music is in C# minor (Figure 19, p.39 of the vocal score by Ricordi).