Thursday, February 01, 2007

Franco Corelli Autograph. Signed Photo. CoA. Antiques and unique Collectibles Franco Corelli Autograph. Signed Photo. CoA.:

Franco Corelli in Ernani. b/w photo with authentic signature by Corelli.

The Autograph comes with a Certifcate of Authenticity.

Size: 4 x 6 inches. Fine condition.

Franco Corelli, 1921 – 2003, was born in Ancona, Italy. Corelli was only 30 years old when he won the Maggio Musicale competition in Florence. That same year, he made his debut as Don Jose in 'Carmen' at Spoleto.

Hundreds of singing engagements followed as Corelli appeared at the Teatro alla Scala in Milan, The Royal Opera in London and the Metropolitan Opera House in New York. The Met was his favorite venue; he performed there every season from 1961 to 1976.

Corelli sang with many of opera's greatest voices, including Maria Callas and Birgit Nilsson. A handsome man, he was often cast as the romantic lead in 'Don Carlo,' 'Aida' and ' La Boheme.'

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