Autograph signature ("A Dippel"). Andreas DIPPEL.
Autograph signature ("A Dippel")

Autograph signature ("A Dippel")

In black ink on an album leaf ca. 89 x 147 mm. Dated Philadelphia, November, 1912.

Slightly worn, soiled and browned.

Together with:
A full-length portrait of the noted American tenor as Tamino in Mozart's Die Zauberflöte. From the studios of Aimé Dupont, New York. Ca. 165 x 108 mm. With photographer's imprint to lower margin.

Very slightly worn and soiled.

Dippel "made his début as Lyonel in Martha at Bremen in 1887, remaining there for five years, and sang at Bayreuth (1889), Breslau (1892–3) and the Vienna Hofoper (1893–8), and appeared at Covent Garden, 1897–9, as Lohengrin, Siegmund and Radames. He made his début at the Metropolitan Opera on 26 November 1890 in the title role of Franchetti’s Asrael, and sang with the company from 1898 to 1908... Dippel was a versatile artist: he was the Metropolitan’s standby tenor, with a repertory of more than 150 operatic roles, most notably his Wagnerian portrayals, particularly of Tristan and Siegfried. In 1908 he was appointed administrative manager of the Metropolitan. After two years he left and became director of the Philadelphia-Chicago Opera Company, but he resigned in 1913 although that venture, unlike the previous one, was a financial success. He then formed his own touring light-opera company and in 1924 started another group, which presented German operas in the American Midwest." Dee Baily in Grove Music Online. Item #24651

Price: $40.00  other currencies

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