Autograph note signed. Rudolf BING.
Autograph note signed

Autograph note signed

In black ink on index card, ca. 76 x 127 mm.

"I'll be glad to sign my books. Rudolf Bing."

Minor annotations in blue ink and pencil to verso.

Together with:
An original portrait photograph of the young Bing in formal attire, 103 x 87 mm.

Bing, a British impresario of Austrian birth, was the general manager of the Glyndebourne Opera (1936-1949) and the Metropolitan Opera in New York (1950-1972). "He had great influence on both the company and American opera in the 1950s and 60s, particularly because of his autocratic attitudes... Bing introduced a number of black singers and dancers and extended the season to fill the whole year; he also supervised the move to Lincoln Center." Patrick J. Smith in Grove Music Online. Item #23203

Price: $25.00  other currencies

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