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Sheet music collection

File contains a selection of sheet music owned by Edward Johnson. Some of the sheet music includes the autograph of the composer, and most of the sheet music has been annotated by Johnson.

Ohio newspaper clippings and magazine regarding performance of Algala

Item consists of newspaper clippings and a copy of the magazine Akron Topics, autographed by Edward Johnson. Item includes photographs and autographs of the composer and lead singers in the production of Algala: Francesco de Leone (composer), Mabel Garrison (soprano), Cecil Fanning (baritone), Edward Johnson (tenor), F. Karl Grossman (musical director), and Francis J. Sadlier (bass).

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.

Collection of historical letters

File contains letters collected by or given to Edward Johnson from Georges Bizet, Claude Debussy (photograph), Gaetano Donizetti, Jenny Lind, Giacomo Meyerbeer, Adelina Patti/Giuseppe Verdi, Ignacy Paderewski (signed photograph), Giacomo Puccini, and Richard Wagner. Unless otherwise indicated, all items are autograph letters, signed (ALS).

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.

Memorabilia

File contains signed photographs of various opera singers and composer that Edward Johnson worked with during his career, and a vocal score of acts 1 and 2 of Peter Ibbetson by Deems Taylor (publishers' version for tenor).

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