* VERDI, Giuseppe (1813-1901). Autograph letter signed ("G. Verdi"), in Italian, to Signora [Esther?] Sezzi. [Paris], n.d. [c.1850s?].
1 page, 12mo, with integral address leaf, remains of seal on address leaf, possibly cut down from a larger sheet, creased, small clear mounting corners to blank area. Requesting a ground-floor box ("Baignoire") at the opera for that night's performance at the Thï¿½atre Italien, presuming the performance is not "Le tre nozze". Probably written during his productive years while residing in Paris with his companion Giuseppina Strepponi. Jules Alary's three-act comic opera Le tre nozze was first performed in Paris at the Thï¿½atre-Italien on 29 March 1851.
Estimate $ 1,000-2,000
Property from the Robert L. McKay Collection, North Tustin, California