Role portrait as Ivan Khovansky in Khovanshchina by Musorgsky signed in full and inscribed. Raffaele ARIÉ.

Role portrait as Ivan Khovansky in Khovanshchina by Musorgsky signed in full and inscribed

Full-length. Autograph signature in black felt-tip pen to lower margin and autograph dedication to left margin: "Al Sig. Sensa cordiale ricordo." From the studio of "?Doto Velanii." On glossy paper. 148 x 102 mm.

Bulgarian bass Raffaele Arié (originally Rafael Arie) made Italy his home after 1945. In 1951 he created the role of Trulove in Stravinsky's The Rake's Progress and in 1953 sang the Commendatore in Don Giovanni at the Salzburg festival under Wilhelm Furtwängler. He retired in 1978.

"His deep, easily produced and fine-textured voice came to be widely admired in the role of Boris and other bass parts of the Russian and Italian repertories." Noël Goodwin in Grove Music Online. Item #23871

Price: $50.00  other currencies

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