PUCCINI, Giacomo (1958-1924)

Autograph card signed “da me” [from me] to his sister Ramelde Franceschini
[Milan, c. 19 June 1904], 1 p. in-8 oblong

“Parto oggi per Acqui pensaci nel cuore”

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PUCCINI, Giacomo (1958-1924)

Autograph card signed “da me” [from me] to his sister Ramelde Franceschini
[Milan, c. 19 June 1904], 1 p. in-8 oblong
Tiny missing bit on lower left margin, some small ink stains due to post stampings

Charming card from Puccini to his sister


This card is sent to his sister Ramelde Franceschini, Puccini says that he is not able to help her for what she needs.
He is going to Acqui Terme, a spa town close to Alessandria (Piemonte), where he will stay about ten days, and then he will go back home.
He signs “from me and Elvira”

“Cara Ramelde
Io non saprei a chi rivolgermi per quello che mi scrivi! proprio nessuno. anche quando si trattò di me non potei far nulla. Se avete l’abbozzo di F.M. sperate lì e pensate ancora. Parto oggi per Acqui [Terme] pensaci nel cuore. Per la fine o meglio per il I° luglio a Torre [del Lago]. Fa un caldo atroce. Saluti a tutti da me e da Elvira


In 1904, his opera Madame Butterfly was greeted by a scathing fiasco at the premiere in Scala, Milan. In particular, during the scene hen birdsong could be heard, the audience scoffed and heard shouts of a backyard of all kinds. This did not prevent it from becoming, three months later, another of his great successes, after a drastic revision.