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Lot #6239
Giacomo Puccini Autograph Letter Signed to Sister

"I will start to revise Edgar, completely redoing the final act—and correcting the others—the opera will be in 3 acts, removing the 2nd act"

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"I will start to revise Edgar, completely redoing the final act—and correcting the others—the opera will be in 3 acts, removing the 2nd act"

ALS in Italian, signed “Puccini,” one page on a 3.5 x 5.5 postcard, March 6, 1901. Handwritten letter to his sister Tomaide Gherardi, in part (translated): "I received your letter, thank you—I am quite well, but not in good spirits because I cannot find subjects, and being so unemployed is killing me. Now I will go to Torre [del Lago] and I will start to revise Edgar, completely redoing the final act—and correcting the others—the opera will be in 3 acts, removing the 2nd act. I don't have new portraits—when I get some, I will send them to you—greet Primo, Giulia, and everyone from your affectionate brother." addressed on the reverse in Puccini's hand. In fine condition, with two corner creases.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Art, Literature, and Classical Music
  • Dates: #682 - Ended June 20, 2024





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