Large photograph signed in full and inscribed to Miss Elizabeth Jones. Mario CHAMLEE.

Large photograph signed in full and inscribed to Miss Elizabeth Jones.

Bust-length portrait in cravat and formal attire. Studios of Irving Chidnoff, New York. Matted and laid down to backing board. Image size ca. 228 x 179 mm., overall size: 355 x 280 mm.

Slightly worn and soiled.

Chamlee "studied with Achille Alberti in Los Angeles, making his début there as Edgardo in 1916, and then in New York. Scotti secured his début at the Metropolitan (Tosca, 1920), where he sang in 1927–8 and 1935–7, his roles including Faust, Turiddu and Rossini’s Almaviva, as well as the title role in the première of Hageman’s Caponsacchi (1937) and the Lover in Menotti’s Amelia al ballo. He also sang in Europe and in San Francisco (Lohengrin and Walther). He retired in 1939. Chamlee was admired for his legato and his rich, dark timbre, well represented in his recordings, which show limitations in the upper range and in his sense of style." J.B. Steane in Grove Music Online. Item #24334

Price: $90.00  other currencies

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