Collection of Signed Wiener Staatsoper Programs, 1960–1961
An impressive collection of signed and programs from the 1960–1961 season of the Wiener Staatsoper. Included are programs from Così fan tutte, signed by Elisabeth Schwarzkopf; Turandot, signed by Leontyne Price and conductor Francesco Molinari-Pradelli; Don Giovanni, signed by Karl Böhm, Rudolf Jedlicka, Teresa Stich-Randall, Erich Kunz, Luigi Alva, and Emmy Loose; Die Walküre, signed by Birgit Nilsson and Regine Crespin; Don Giovanni, signed by Eberhard Wächter; Der Rosenkavalier, signed by Elisabeth Schwarzkopf; La Bohème, signed by Geraint Evans, Graziella Sciuti, and Hilde Güden; Othello, signed by James McCracken, Aldo Protti, and conductor Alberto Erede; Die Macht des Schicksals (La Fotza del destino), signed by James McCracken and Aldo Protti; Arabella, signed by Lisa Della Casa; André Chénier, signed by Francesco Molinari-Pradelli; Zauberflöte, signed by Heinrich Hollreiser[?]; Don Carlos, signed by James McCracken and Nello Santi; Die Entführung aus dem Serail, signed by Lovro von Matačić, Kurt Böhme, and Murray Dickie; Die Hochzeit des Figaro, signed by Erika Köth and Benno Kusche; Elektra, signed by Jean Madeira, Christl Goltz, and Max Lorenz; Fidelio, signed by Andre Cluytens, Gré Brouwenstijn, and Wolfgang Windgassen; Othello, signed by Aldo Protti and Sena Jurinac; La Traviata, signed by Phillis Curtin and Giuseppe di Stefano; Ein Maskenball (Un ballo in maschera), signed by Giuseppe di Stefano, Antoinetta Stella and Rita Streich; Tosca, signed by Nello Santi and Franco Corelli; André Chénier, signed by Ettore Bastianini, Antoinetta Stella, Lovro von Matačić, and Carlo Bergonzi; Das Rheingold, signed by Rita Gorr and one other; and unsigned programs from Madame Butterfly, Aïda, and Die Macht des Schicksals.
Most programs include a single-sheet program together with the program booklet, and many also include a ticket stub. In very fine condition overall, each program with the identical cover design, 5 x 8.5 inches (13 x 22 cm).