The Archive of correspondence comprises
paper or microfilm copies of the letters to and from Verdi, catalogued
chronologically and by correspondent. The archive, which contains
over 28,000 documents, serves as the basis for the publication
of the critical edition of the composer’s correspondence.
The entire collection and its catalogue have been digitally transferred
and may be consulted at the Istituto.
The Istituto also owns the autographs of some 150
letters from Verdi to Arrigo Boito, donated
by Leonardo Albertini and Elena Carandini Albertini,
descendants of Boito’s heirs, as well as other autograph documents of Verdi
and others, connected in various ways to the Maestro’s work.
The Archive of correspondence is open to the public by appointment.
Photo gallery :
Letters to Arrigo Boito:
to Giulio Ricordi