Role portrait photograph of the mezzo-soprano as Amneris in Aida. Signed in full in black felt-tip pen. Fedora BARBIERI.

Role portrait photograph of the mezzo-soprano as Amneris in Aida. Signed in full in black felt-tip pen

Full-length role portrait. On glossy photographic paper with margins. Printed text to foot: "Fedora Barbieri (Amneris) in 'Aida' Teatro alla Scala." Photograph by Camuzzi from the studio of Crimella, Milan. 178 x1 27 mm.

"The Italian mezzo-soprano... made her début at Florence in 1940 as Fidalma in Cimarosa’s Il matrimonio segreto... She sang regularly at La Scala from 1942, and at the Metropolitan from 1950 until the 1970s, making her début there as Eboli in Don Carlos on the opening night of Rudolf Bing’s régime. She first visited England with the Scala company in 1950 when she was heard as Mistress Quickly and in Verdi’s Requiem; she returned to Covent Garden in 1957–8 and in 1964. She later appeared in a number of comprimario roles, singing until she was well into her sixties. Her voice, of fine quality and considerable power, was well suited to the dramatic mezzo-soprano parts of Verdi and also capable of majestic calm in the works of Monteverdi, Pergolesi and Gluck." Desmond Shawe-Taylor and Alan Blyth in Grove Music Online.

Italians Mario Crimella (1893-1964) and Mauro Camuzzi are two of the most noted photographers of opera singers. Item #23875

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