Autograph Letter Signed to Sybil Seligman about Turandot and the illness that would shortly kill him.
N.p.: Spring, 1924. 4to., 2 pp., on blue paper with Viareggio letterhead, written in ink. Framed with a portrait, in fine condition. A poignant sad letter from Puccini to his mistress, hoping he can complete his opera, confessing he is having problems with the final duet, advising her of his travel plans with his wife to Milan where he hopes to see Boitos Nerone, and complaining about severe suffering from throat pain. He died about six months later of cancer of the throat without completing the duet he mentions which would have brought his masterpiece Turandot to a close. It was finished after his death by Toscanini and Alfano.
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