Albanese, Licia (1909 – 2004)
Italian-born American operatic soprano. Noted especially for her portrayals of the lyric heroines of Verdi and Puccini, Albanese was a leading artist with the Metropolitan Opera from 1940 to 1966. She also made many recordings and was chairwoman of The Licia Albanese-Puccini Foundation, which is dedicated to assisting young artists and singers. DS – Document Signed – Boldly signed program from the 1957-58 season of The Metropolitan Opera Company. The performance was La Traviata. So bold was Albanese’s signature that shadow copies appear twice within the program! No faint flower Mesdame Albanese.