Full-length role portrait photograph as Roméo in Gounod's Roméo et Juliette. Signed, inscribed, and dated in green ink: "Very sincerely Charles Hackett Nov. 8 1935." Charles HACKETT.

Full-length role portrait photograph as Roméo in Gounod's Roméo et Juliette. Signed, inscribed, and dated in green ink: "Very sincerely Charles Hackett Nov. 8 1935."

On matte photographic paper. From the studio of Fernand de Gueldre, Chicago. 221 x 143 mm.

Crudely trimmed, with first line of inscription lost.

"American tenor Charles Hackett... made his début in Genoa as Wilhelm Meister, which also served for his La Scala début (1916). He appeared at the Paris Opéra as a servant in Maria di Rohan in 1917... He made his Metropolitan début in 1919 as Almaviva; there he later sang Lindoro (L’italiana in Algeri), Rodolfo, Pinkerton, Romeo and Alfredo... He was closely identified with the Chicago Opera (1922–35) and took part in the première of Cadman’s A Witch of Salem (1926) and Forrest’s Camille (1930). In the same year, he appeared at Covent Garden as Almaviva, Fenton, and Romeo in Melba’s farewell performance. He continued to sing until 1939." Richard Dyer and Elizabeth Forbes in Grove Music Online. Item #23921

Price: $65.00  other currencies

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