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Verdi, Giuseppe
AUTOGRAPH MUSICAL QUOTATION FROM "OTELLO", SIGNED ("GVERDI")
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4,0005,000
LOT SOLD. 4,750 GBP
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326
Verdi, Giuseppe
AUTOGRAPH MUSICAL QUOTATION FROM "OTELLO", SIGNED ("GVERDI")
Estimate
4,0005,000
LOT SOLD. 4,750 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

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Verdi, Giuseppe
AUTOGRAPH MUSICAL QUOTATION FROM "OTELLO", SIGNED ("GVERDI")
comprising three bars from Otello's aria in Act 2 with the words "Ora e per sempre addio sante memorie", notated for piano and tenor voice on two staves, in brown ink, signed and inscribed by the composer ("Otello...Febbr[aio] 10 - 1892")

1 page, 8vo (c.19.5 x 12.5cm), on an albumleaf, 10 February 1892, light browning


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This is one of the main solos for the hero in Otello, Verdi's last tragic masterpiece and one of the greatest of all Italian operas.  Otello has just had the seed of jealousy planted in his mind by Jago, who had implied that the handkerchief that he once gave Desdemona she has now given to Cassio, thereby forever reducing his former glory to nothing.

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