Vienna: Pietro Mechetti qm Carlo, [ca. 1835]. 9.75 x 7" (250 x 175 mm.) plus margins. Matted, framed, and glazed.
From the collection of Marilyn Horne (b. 1934).
Méric-Lalande, a French soprano who studied with Manuel Garcia, Jr., was particularly well-known for her roles in the operas of Meyerbeer and Bellini. "In her prime she was a brilliant dramatic singer, with a fine technique and a powerful stage presence." Philip H. Robinson and Julian Marshall in Grove Music Online.
A distinguished American mezzo-soprano, "Horne had a voice of extraordinary range, rich and tangy in timbre, with a stentorian chest register and an exciting top... In concert she once achieved the feat of singing in a single programme Rossini arias and Brünnhilde’s Immolation Scene, proof of her exceptional versatility. Throughout her lengthy career she was an admired recitalist, singing lieder, mélodies, Spanish and American songs with equal aplomb." Alan Blyth in Grove Music Online. Item #30288
Price: $135.00 other currencies