MEMORABILIA * EPHEMERA * PASSPORTS * AUTOGRAPHS * DOCUMENTS Scott #0 1830 PASSPORT ISSUED TO OPERA SINGER & IMPRESARIO rare Stamp

Condition: 1830 PASSPORT ISSUED TO OPERA SINGER & IMPRESARIO rare
21 SEPTEMBER 1830 Passport issued IN THE NAME OF HIS MAJESTY THE MOST AUGUST EMPEROR FRANCIS I KING OF HUNGARY, BOHEMIA AND LOMBARDY-VENETIA ARCHDUKE OF AUSTRIA TO FRANCESCO DALLAROLLA "VIRTUOSO DI CANTO" (Singing Virtuoso) described as Tall, Red Hair, Red Beard, Oval Face, Good Complexion, Domiciled in Venice BEAUTIFUL EMBOSSED DRY SEAL OF THE EARL OF SPAUR, PRESIDENT OF THE IMPERIAL ROYAL GOVERNMENT OF THE VENETIAN PROVINCES Co-signed and hand-stamped by the General Chief of Police, and countersigned by secretaries to the said Authorities including Baron Pascotinis and a large number of clearly struck handstamps on the back, including: POLIZIA PROVINCIALE DI BOLOGNA (Town's Coat of Arms...Lion...) Similar oval hand stamp POLIZIA DI BOLOGNA and additional Hand Stamps for PARMA, CASTELFRANCO, MODENA DALLAROLLA (often spelled as DALLA ROLLA) was given the passport for the purpose of going to Modena and Parma, validity one year In October the Modena authorities write on the passport that Dallarolla is now in the company of Signora Oggioni (details of her looks are given) - in March 1831 he was again in Modena and then in Parma where he was well known Born in the 1790s, Dallarolla died in the 1850s - he sang as comprimario in many operas, including as Conte Monforte in Vaccai's LA PASTORELLA FEUDATARIA (1827, Milan, Teatro Re); as Petronio in Valentini's I FALSI GALANTUOMINI (1827, Milan, Teatro Re); as Fabrizio Vingradito in ROSSINI'S GAZZA LADRA (Lodi 1827); and as Roggiero in ROSSINI'S TANCREDI (Livorno, 1825). From 1830 to 1837 he was the IMPRESARIO AT THE DUKE OF PARMA THEATRE IN PARMA (TEATRO DUCALE) His absence from Venice (end of September 1830 to early Spring 1831) coincides with the Carnival Opera Season of those days, which started on Boxing Day and lasted into early Spring. Dallarolla also had business ties to the opera house in Modena as his itinerary and repeated visits demonstrate. overall condition is fine for this type of ephemera several contemporary patches and repairs caused by the heavy travelling of the document holder THE DOCUMENT IS IN ONE PIECE creases caused by folding document and a number of imperfections are to be expected in this type of memorabilia - (if you are a perfectionist this type of memorabilia is not for you) AMAZINGLY IMPRESSIVE & HIGHLY DESIRABLE
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