Lot 212
  • 212

Verdi, Giuseppe

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Description

  • Verdi, Giuseppe
  • Unpublished autograph letter signed ("G. Verdi"), about Otello
  • paper
to the President of an opera company, declining an invitation to stage a new work, explaining that he is still working on his latest opera (Otello), expressing doubts that he will finish it, and adding that he has too many other unfulfilled commitments to undertake any new ones ("...L'opera non è finita, nè saprei ora dirle se la finirò...e per età, e per affari particolari, e per determinata mia volontà, non intendo assumerne di ulteriori...")

2 pages, 8vo (c.21 x 13cm), Genoa, 1 February 1886, minor creasing

Catalogue Note

UNPUBLISHED: not in Hans Busch, Verdi's Otello and Simon Boccanegra in Letters and Documents, 2 volumes, Oxford: 1988.   
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