Caruso, Enrico. (1873–1921)
Original Postcard Photograph in"La fanciulla del West"
Original postcard photograph of the great Italian tenor in costume for a production of Giacomo Puccini's La fanciulla del West, identified in caption by its German title. Very fine, 3.5 x 5.5 inches (8.8 x 13.5 cm).
"La fanciulla del West" was commissioned by, and first performed at, the Metropolitan Opera in New York on December 10, 1910 with Met stars Enrico Caruso and Emmy Destinn for whom Puccini created the leading roles of Dick Johnson and Minnie. This was the first world premiere of an opera at the Met.