Reproduction of a bust-length portrait etching. Artist unknown. Vincenzo BELLINI.
Reproduction of a bust-length portrait etching. Artist unknown.

Reproduction of a bust-length portrait etching. Artist unknown.

6.5" x 4.25". Matted with an autograph facsimile signature of the composer in a separate small window, framed and glazed. Overall size 13.25" x 10.25".

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

Bellini was "a leading figure in early 19th-century opera, admired particularly for the graceful, expressive lines of his melodies." Simon Maguire and Friedrich Lippmann 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 #30321

Price: $75.00  other currencies

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