Fine original photograph by the New York photographer Mishkin of Caruso in the role of Raoul in Meyerbeer's Les Huguenots. Signed, with an autograph inscription "To Miss May Hiscose" dated 1915. Enrico CARUSO.
Fine original photograph by the New York photographer Mishkin of Caruso in the role of Raoul in Meyerbeer's Les Huguenots. Signed, with an autograph inscription "To Miss May Hiscose" dated 1915.
Fine original photograph by the New York photographer Mishkin of Caruso in the role of Raoul in Meyerbeer's Les Huguenots. Signed, with an autograph inscription "To Miss May Hiscose" dated 1915.

Fine original photograph by the New York photographer Mishkin of Caruso in the role of Raoul in Meyerbeer's Les Huguenots. Signed, with an autograph inscription "To Miss May Hiscose" dated 1915.

8.5" x 4.5". Double-matted, framed, and glazed.

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

"The winning quality of the sound, the tender mezza voce (particularly in the early years), and his phrasing, based on a rare mastery of legato and portamento, enabled Caruso to sing the French and Italian lyric repertory as well as lighter operas. In addition, his noble, incisive declamation, his broad, generous phrasing, and his vigor in dramatic outbursts made him a notable interpreter of Verdi as well as of French grand opéra. In this repertory his performances were characterized by the irresistible erotic appeal of his timbre allied to a temperament as warm and vehement as his voice. His numerous recordings, now faithfully remastered on CD, not only made him universally famous, they also did much to encourage the acceptance of recording as a medium for opera." Rodolfo Celletti and Alan Blyth 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 #30305

Price: $1,200.00  other currencies

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