Tamburini, Antonio. (1800–1876)

"My dear le Prince will dress[?] as valet." - Autograph Letter Signed

Autograph letter of the great Italian baritone to unidentified correspondent. 1p. of embossed bifolium. In French, no date, place, or salutation. "My dear le Prince will [dress?] as valet... I ask you to take his measures." Specifications for the individual garments follow. Signed "Tamburini". Together with a manuscript biography of Tamburini in an unknown hand. In fine condition. 

Antonio Tamburini was one of the most famous and sought-after baritones of his time. He participated in a large number of first performances of operas by Bellini, Donizetti, Mercadante and others. His correspondent is apparently a costumer at a French theater; Tamburini frequently appeared on the Paris stage in the 1830s and 40s. The identity of "le Prince" is unknown. It seems possible that Tamburini refers to the name of a character he is to sing himself an an unidentified opera. (19477)