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First published in 1912, this is the second edition of what would, by 1976, become a series of thirteen separate, and ever-expanding, versions of a wonderfully illu…more
Two years after Verdi’s death and two years before his own, the great Francesco Tamagno sings the death scene of Othello, Niun Mi Tema….more
Recordings made between 1905 and 1909 by Finnish opera singer Eino Rautavaara (1879–1939)…more
An unusual creation from the studio of André-Adolphe-Eugène Disdéri, the French photographer known for inventing the hugely popular carte de visite….more
Highlights from the Folger Shakespeare Library’s Digital Image Collection, released now under a Creative Commons Share-Alike license….more
A 19th-century vision of leaving the opera in the year 2000 – a print created in 1882 by the French illustrator, caricaturist, novelist, and all around futurologist…more
“Ah! fors’è lui” and “Sempre libera” from Act I of Giuseppe Verdi’s La Traviata performed by the Spanish singer Lucrezia Bori in August 1910 for Edison…more
A small pamphlet (in the series “Little journeys to the homes of great musicians”) on the life of the Italian composer Guiseppe Verdi, beginning with a fictionalise…more