On glossy photographic paper with margins with autograph signature and inscription in blue ink to lower margin: "Herrn Dieter Müller zur freundlichen Erinnerung Irene Dalos (Eboli). Berlin, 18 X 56." Handstamp of the studio of Ilse Buhs, [West] Berlin, to address panel on verso. 147 x 102 mm.
"American mezzo-soprano Irene Dalis began her stage career at the Oldenburg Landestheater in 1953 as Eboli; she repeated this role for her Metropolitan Opera debut in 1957 and later took 21 other roles in 19 seasons there... In 1958 she made her British debut at Covent Garden, singing Ortrud... 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... 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.
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