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.
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
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