Autograph signature. Olive FREMSTAD.

Autograph signature.

In black ink on verso of a note card with Fremstad's gold monogram embossed at head, ca. 82 x 131 mm.

Very slightly worn; minor bleeding to several letters, not affecting legibility; pencilled annotations dated July 16, 1924 to edges of verso.

Together with:
A full-length role portrait photograph by Mishkin in New York of the soprano as Isolde in Wagner's Tristan und Isolde. Laid down to white mount, ca. 144 x 94 mm.

Slightly worn and silvered; minor cracking to lower right corner; minor remnants of former mount to verso.

Fremstad was a noted American mezzo-soprano and soprano of Swedish birth. "During the Covent Garden seasons of 1902 and 1903 she made a very favourable impression in various Wagner roles. On 25 November 1903 she made her Metropolitan début as Sieglinde, and remained at the house with increasing success for 11 consecutive seasons, singing under both Mahler and Toscanini in her Wagner repertory... Her vocal qualities were transcendent." Desmond Shawe-Taylor in Grove Music Online. Item #24304

Price: $65.00  other currencies

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