Three-quarter length photograph in formal attire, signed in full. Gladys SWARTHOUT.

Three-quarter length photograph in formal attire, signed in full.

Ca. 251 x 203 mm.

Slightly worn and soiled; several small holes to margins.

American contralto Gladys Swarthout "studied singing in Chicago, making her operatic début there in 1924 as the Shepherd-boy in Tosca; the following year she sang Carmen at Ravinia. Her début role at the Metropolitan was La Cieca (La Gioconda, 1929); she performed there regularly until 1945, as Siébel, Preziosilla, Adalgisa and – her most famous roles – Mignon and Carmen. She also sang in the première of Hanson’s Merry Mount (1934). After 1954 she retired to Florence." Swarthout had a "fine, well-placed voice" and a beautiful, but placid stage presence.She starred in five films for Paramount pictures. Max de Schauensee in Grove Music Online. Item #23955

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