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University of Toronto Music Library Edward Johnson collection
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Signed photograph of André Messager

Item is an autographed photograph of the French composer André Messager (1853-1929) to Edward Johnson. In 1916, Johnson appeared as Walter in the opera Loreley (composed by Alfredo Catalani) at the Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires, in a production conducted by Messager.

Signed photograph of Italo Montemezzi

Item is an autographed photograph of Italo Montemezzi for Edward Johnson, dated October 1918 at La Scala in Milan. Johnson performed the role of Marco Gràtico in Montemezzi's opera La nave at its premiere at La Scala (November 3, 1918), as indicated in the inscription.

Scrapbook of signed programs from the 1935-1936 season of the Metropolitan Opera House

File contains a scrapbook with 38 programs from the 1935-1936 season of the Metropolitan Opera, from the start of Edward Johnson's time as general manager. The scrapbook was compiled by Rosa Ponselle and gifted to Johnson on December 24, 1935. In addition to a program from each production, the scrapbook includes the signatures of conductors and singers.

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