An original Autograph Musical Quotation from Verdi’s Ernani, signed by Antonio Superchi, who sang the part of Don Carlo at the first performance. 2½ x 10 inches, taken from a Victorian album. In very good condition. Undated. Rare. Antonio Superchi (1816 – 1893), Italian operatic baritone who had an active international career from 1838-1858. He appeared at most of the major opera houses in Italy and Spain, and at Her Majesty’s Theatre in London. He made his professional opera debut in 1838 at La Fenice in Venice as Enrico in Gaetano Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor. In 1843 he created the role of Ernesto Malcolm in the world premiere of Giovanni Pacini’s Maria, regina d’Inghilterra at the Teatro Carolino in Palermo. On 9 March 1844 he sang the part of Don Carlo in the world premiere of Giuseppe Verdi’s Ernani at La Fenice. He retired from the stage in 1858, after which he was active as a singing teacher in Parma.