Steel engraving of the Austrian singer and wife of Johann Strauss the Younger. Henrietta TREFFZ.

Steel engraving of the Austrian singer and wife of Johann Strauss the Younger.

N.p., n.d. [ca. 1850]. 5.25 x 3.75" (135 x 95 mm.). Printed on wove paper.

From the collection of Marilyn Horne (b. 1934).

Slightly worn and soiled; remnants of mounting to upper corners of verso.

Treffz, known as "Jetty," was an operatic mezzo-soprano who performed extensively in Europe and England; she was also largely responsible for managing Strauss's career.

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 #30292

Price: $40.00  other currencies

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