Autograph signature together with original Mishkin photograph. Margaret MATZENAUER.
Autograph signature together with original Mishkin photograph.

Autograph signature together with original Mishkin photograph.

Ca. 63 x 88 mm. Notated in black ink on cream cardstock.

Slightly soiled; remnants of adhesive to verso.

Together with a waist-length portrait of the prominent American contralto as Brünnhilde in Wagner's Die Walküre. Ca. 175 x 125 mm. With "Margarete Matzenauer The Prima Donna Contralto" handstamped to verso. Slightly worn and soiled; minor red ink stains to facial area; small portion of lower left corner lacking.

Margaret Matzenauer "made guest appearances with many companies (including those of Covent Garden and Bayreuth) before her American début at the Metropolitan Opera as Amneris under Toscanini (1911)... As a concert artist she is especially remembered for her performances of Das Lied von der Erde under Mengelberg, the American première of Oedipus rex under Koussevitzky and many Bach works under Bodanzky. After leaving the Metropolitan she continued to give concerts and recitals, appeared occasionally in opera, and was active as a teacher." Philip L. Miller in Grove Music Online. Item #24628

Price: $90.00  other currencies

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