Portrait photograph in costume signed in full. Martina born 1937 ARROYO.

Portrait photograph in costume signed in full

Full-length role portrait, seated. On glossy paper. On glossy paper with printed identification to lower margin. 130 x 84 mm.

"[Martina Arroyo] won the 1958 Metropolitan Opera Auditions... After taking minor roles at the Metropolitan, she went to Europe for major roles at Vienna, Düsseldorf, Berlin, Frankfurt, and Zürich... In 1965 she was a substitute Aïda for Birgit Nilsson at the Metropolitan; she sang all the major Verdi parts that formed the basis of her repertory with the Metropolitan, as well as Donna Anna, Cio-Cio-San, Liù, Santuzza, Gioconda, and Elsa. She made her London debut as Valentine at a concert performance of Les Huguenots in 1968—the year of her first Covent Garden appearance as Aïda. Her rich, powerfully projected voice, heard to greatest advantage in the Verdi spinto roles, was flexible enough for Mozart (she recorded Donna Elvira with Böhm and Donna Anna with Colin Davis). In the United States she has often sung in oratorio and recital—she was the first performer of Barber’s concert scena, Andromache’s Farewell (April 1963)." Alan Blyth and Karen M. Bryan in Grove Music Online. Item #23873

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