Autograph signatures ("Irene Dalis" and "Irene Dalis Loinaz") on verso of Metropolitan Opera Association check in payment of services rendered. Irene born 1925 DALIS.
Autograph signatures ("Irene Dalis" and "Irene Dalis Loinaz") on verso of Metropolitan Opera Association check in payment of services rendered.

Autograph signatures ("Irene Dalis" and "Irene Dalis Loinaz") on verso of Metropolitan Opera Association check in payment of services rendered.

Dated August 10, [19]66. Ca. 91 x 185 mm.

Slightly worn; creased at fold; remnants of several handstamps to recto; bank perforations; purple bank stamp along central portion of verso.

American mezzo-soprano Irene Dalis made her Metropolitan Opera debut as Eboli in 1957 "and later took 21 other roles in 19 seasons there. Her European career included work in West Berlin, 1955–60, and Hamburg, 1967–71. In 1958 she made her British debut at Covent Garden, singing Ortrud, and the next year sang the Nurse in the first American production of Die Frau ohne Schatten at San Francisco. She had notable success at Bayreuth, first as Ortrud in 1961 and later the same year as the first American Kundry there. She retired to San Jose in 1977, became a professor of voice studies at the University of California, and started a professional company, which in 1984 evolved into Opera San José; its resident company of principal artists presents four productions a season, as well as educational programming, under her artistic direction. Besides having an international reputation in Wagner, she was much admired as Amneris, Azucena, Clytemnestra, Delilah, Electra (Strauss), Lady Macbeth, and the Kostelnička (Jenůfa). Her voice, displaying contralto depth and richness, was more sensuous than brilliant in timbre." Noël Goodwin in Grove Music Online.

In 1957, Dalis married George Loinaz (d. 1990), a book editor for McGraw Hill. Item #23742

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