Tetrazzini, Luisa. (1871–1940)
Autograph Note Signed to Aurelia Arimondi, sending Christmas and New Year's Wishes
Autograph postcard signed from the legendary coloratura soprano, who has written to her friend Amelia Arimondi on a postcard depicting the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C.. Dated 23/12/20, New York, she sends the fellow opera singer in Chicago "my best wishes for Christmas and the new year and all the happiness that your heart desires. A kiss from your friend Luisa Tetrazzini." Light bumping to edges and some stray marks, overall fine. 5.5 x 3.5 inches (14 x 8.9 cm.).
Vittorio Arimondi, the famed Italian operatic bass, sang in most of the great cities of Europe, including five years with the Imperial Theater in St. Petersburg, Russia, in the late 1800’s, London for five seasons from, 1900-1905, and several seasons in Berlin. In 1910, he became a member of the Chicago Opera Company and remained with them until 1918. After his retirement he and his wife, Aurelia, also an opera singer, taught singing at the Chicago Musical College.