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Donizetti, Gaetano
AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED (“G. DONIZETTI”), ABOUT THE SINGERS IN "LUCREZIA BORGIA", 11 SEPTEMBER 1833
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AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED (“G. DONIZETTI”), ABOUT THE SINGERS IN "LUCREZIA BORGIA", 11 SEPTEMBER 1833
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Donizetti, Gaetano
AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED (“G. DONIZETTI”), ABOUT THE SINGERS IN "LUCREZIA BORGIA", 11 SEPTEMBER 1833
addressed to the Director of the Teatro alla Scala, Milan, (“Eccellenza”, i.e. Carlo Visconti di Modrone), providing a list of all the singers and their parts for his forthcoming opera Lucrezia Borgia, reporting that the librettist Felice Romani has told him which singers are available at La Scala, assigning them their roles, and remarking that some of the minor parts could be filled by the better members of the chorus but that the others should be tenor and bass soloists ("...Due di queste seconde parti, potressimo scieglierle frà migliori coristi, ma le altre conviene che sieno Tenori, e Bassi...")

2 pages, 4to (c.25.3 x 21cm), Milan, 11 September 1833, very small tears to margins    


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Lucrezia Borgia was Donizetti's first major success at La Scala, premiered on 26 December 1833, with all the singers named here: Meric-Lalande, Luciano Mariani, Francesco Pedrazzi and Marietta Brambilla. Donizetti signed the contract for this opera with Visconti di Modrone on 10 October.  

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