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Lot #601
Gioacchino Rossini

The grand opera of William Tell

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The grand opera of William Tell

Brilliant 2.25 x 3.5 seated portrait of Rossini affixed to its original 4.25 x 6.25 souvenir card, with French text commemorating the 500th performance of the opera Guillaume Tell on February 10, 1868, signed below in crisp black ink, "G. Rossini," with another hand incorporating the name of the recipient, "Tolivet." In fine condition, with some foxing to the image. William Tell, a French-language opera in four acts, was first performed by the Paris Opera at the Salle Le Peletier on August 3, 1829. The opera is perhaps best remembered for its rousing overture, popularized by its use in the The Lone Ranger television show and in the Stanley Kubrick classic A Clockwork Orange. A crisply signed portrait made all the more desirable by its connection to one of Rossini's most iconic works.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Fine Autographs and Artifacts
  • Dates: #539 - Ended November 07, 2018

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