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METROPOLITAN OPERA SIGNED 1925 PROGRAM OF FALSTAFF SIGNED BY TIBBETT

Bonci Recital On Verso.

January 17, 1925. 10" h x 13.5" w. Laid down on black album leaf but otherwise very good.
Baritone Lawrence Tibbett boldly signed in pencil this program centerfold, for a matinee some two weeks after his performance as Ford in the premiere of a star-studded new production of Verdi’s Falstaff which literally stopped the show and catapulted him to instant stardom. The cast included Antonio Scotti, Beniamino Gigli, Lucrezia Bori and Frances Alda - literally stopped the show and catapulted him to instant stardom.

On the verso is a program from a Manhattan Opera House recital by the legendary Italian tenor Alessandro Bonci – once Caruso’s greatest competition in New York – who signed it “A. Bonci” in the lower right corner.

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