Opera Singers:Emma Calve
Emma Calvé (1858–1942), a tremendous soprano, was a star before the age of stardom. She won fame in particular through the title role in Georges Bizet’s Carmen, which she performed more than a thousand times during her career. Adored throughout the world, she sang on the stage of the Monte-Carlo Opera several times.
Issue Date: 21.06.2017 Designer: Cyril DE LA PATELLIÈRE Process: 4 colours steel-engraving Colours: 4 Colours Size: 40,85 x 52 mm vertical
Opera Singer: Titta Ruffo
Titta Ruffo (1877–1953) was an Italian baritone who performed at the Monte-Carlo Opera on many occasions. His first performance on the Monegasque stage was in Rossini’s The Barber of Seville in 1907. He played Figaro, one of his signature roles. Blessed with a voice of exceptional power, he sang at the official opening of the Oceanographic Museum in Monaco from a raft in the middle of the harbour.
Issue Date: 21.06.2017 Designer: Elsa CATELIN Process: 3 colours steel-engraving Colours: 3 Colours Size: 40,85 x 52 mm vertical
150th Birth Anniversary of Arturo Toscanini
Arturo Toscanini (1867–1957) was an Italian conductor considered by his contemporaries and the public to be one of the greatest of his era. He made his debut at the age of 19 and worked with the world’s most prestigious operas, including La Scala in Milan and the Metropolitan Opera in New York. He conducted the New Year concert at the Monte-Carlo Opera in 1935. His public life, with an emphasis on freedom and democracy, stood in contrast with the despotism and intransigent perfectionism to which he subjected his musicians.
Issue Date: 21.06.2017 Designer: Guéorgui CHICHKINE Process: 2 colours steel-engraving Colours: 2 Colours Size: 40 x 31,77 mm horizontal