Bust-length. New York, J. Abresch. Ca. 253 x 203 mm.
Rose Bampton was an American mezzo-soprano and later soprano. "She introduced the role of Wood-Dove in the American premiere of Schoenberg’s Gurrelieder, garnering critical acclaim. Bampton made her Metropolitan debut in November 1932 as Laura in La Gioconda... She soon returned to a soprano repertory, making her soprano debut as Leonora in Il trovatore; her other soprano roles included Aida and Amneris (in the same season), Donna Anna, Alcestis, Elisabeth, Elsa, Sieglinde, and Kundry, continuing until 1950." Bampton also appeared at Covent Garden (1937), Chicago (1937–46), the Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires (1942–8), and San Francisco. "Bampton had a strong, finely polished voice, and a svelte, statuesque figure. Toscanini admired her elegant musicianship, working with her Leonore in a recording of Fidelio. Many of her Metropolitan broadcasts are preserved on recordings, notably an exciting Donna Anna under Bruno Walter in 1942... as is a performance of Gurrelieder with Stokowski. Bampton taught at Juilliard from 1974 to 1991." Max de Schauensee, et al. in Grove Music Online.
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