Original self-caricature of the renowned Russian bass in profile signed "F Chaliapin." Fyodor CHALIAPIN.

Original self-caricature of the renowned Russian bass in profile signed "F Chaliapin."

On an album leaf, 139 x 204 mm.

Chaliapin "was widely-considered the greatest singing actor of his day... He was a perfectionist as far as his own make-up, costuming and musical and dramatic preparation were concerned, and untiringly attentive to the staging of the operas he appeared in. Those who worked with him or who knew him off stage testify to his almost superhuman vital force, warmth and fierce intolerance of artistic mediocrity." Harold Barnes and Alan Blythe in Grove Music Online. Item #29428

Price: $275.00  other currencies

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