Correspondence with maestro Leoncavallo, his great friend, with Puccini, Mascagni and then with his fellow singers up to agents or impresarios, tells us about the unfolding of artistic events and also the problems and solutions connected with them; but it will be mainly admirers or opera lovers and scholars who will request autographs and dedications in memory and testimony of his figure who became legendary. This incredible volume of missives would reach Titta Ruffo until the end of his days.


Reported here from the Archive are a selection of postcards, tickets, telegrams and letters that describe the baritone’s artistic engagements and relationships with the world of music and art, but at the same time represent, in their uniqueness as documents, an important historical source for reconstructing the facts and personalities of an era.

Postcards, Notes and Telegrams