Salary receipt, signed ‘E.Bevignani’, for £100 received from M.Gye of the Royal Italian Opera, Covent Garden. 5 x 8 inches, in good condition. London, 1 June 1876. Enrico Bevignani Modesto (b.Naples, 1841 – 1903), orchestral conductor, composer and theatrical impresario. In 1864 he moved to London, and from 1871 to 1878 he was the permanent conductor at Covent Garden. On March 17 1879 he conducted the world premiere of Eugene Onegin at the Maly Theatre in Moscow.