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Giordano, Umberto. Marcella. [Vocal score; Italian language]. Edoardo Sonzogno: Milan, 1907. Pl.n.: E 1405 S. FIRST EDITION of piano-vocal score. 144 pp. + 9 pp. [of transposed mezzo part; paginated 15-17; 1-5].
Aline Vallandri (1878-1952) was a fixture at the Paris Opéra Comique for nearly thirty years. Although she was praised for her interpretations of Massenet, Lalo, and Verdi, she was just as well known for her luxuriant floor-length hair. She credited its beauty to a "special lotion" gifted to her by a nun, the recipe for which she refused to share with the public.