Fine large bust-length photograph of the Dutch soprano in formal attire. Signed in full, dated 1931, and inscribed to Elizabeth Watts. Elizabeth OHMS.

Fine large bust-length photograph of the Dutch soprano in formal attire. Signed in full, dated 1931, and inscribed to Elizabeth Watts.

Ca. 335 x 257 mm. From the studios of Mishkin in New York.

Ohms "made her début at Mainz in 1921, and in 1923 joined the Staatsoper in Munich, where she spent the greater part of her career; she was appointed Kammersängerin, and married the Munich stage designer Leo Pasetti. Her many notable performances as Brünnhilde and Isolde during the Munich summer festivals made her name familiar to a wider public, and she began to make guest appearances elsewhere, notably at La Scala, in 1927 and 1928, under Toscanini in Fidelio and Parsifal, at Bayreuth in 1931 in Parsifal (again with Toscanini), and at Covent Garden during three seasons in Wagnerian roles and as Strauss’s Marschallin. At the Metropolitan during three consecutive seasons (from January 1930) she appeared in all the heavier Wagner roles. In Munich her non-Wagnerian parts, besides those mentioned, included Turandot and Strauss’s Helena of Troy. Her dark-coloured, heroic soprano is well represented, among her few recordings, by a majestic ‘Ozean, du Ungeheuer’ from Weber’s Oberon." Desmond Shawe-Taylor in Grove Music Online. Item #24328

Price: $85.00  other currencies

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