Large full-length photograph of the noted coloratura soprano in long dress with train, holding a fan, possibly a role portrait. With autograph inscription "Souvenir from Luisa Tetrazzini N.Y. 2 April 1911" in black ink running vertically along left portion of image. Luisa TETRAZZINI.
Large full-length photograph of the noted coloratura soprano in long dress with train, holding a fan, possibly a role portrait. With autograph inscription "Souvenir from Luisa Tetrazzini N.Y. 2 April 1911" in black ink running vertically along left portion of image.
Large full-length photograph of the noted coloratura soprano in long dress with train, holding a fan, possibly a role portrait. With autograph inscription "Souvenir from Luisa Tetrazzini N.Y. 2 April 1911" in black ink running vertically along left portion of image.

Large full-length photograph of the noted coloratura soprano in long dress with train, holding a fan, possibly a role portrait. With autograph inscription "Souvenir from Luisa Tetrazzini N.Y. 2 April 1911" in black ink running vertically along left portion of image.

Image by Denver photograph Kirkland dated 1911, ca. 9" x 5.5". Attractively matted, framed, and glazed. Overall size ca. 13.25" x 9.75".

Some cracking and creasing but in quite good condition overall.

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

"Tetrazzini possessed technical gifts of the highest order, a dazzling ease and agility in virtuoso passages, and a tone of warm, clarinet-like beauty, qualities vividly present in the best of her many recordings." Desmond Shawe-Taylor 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 #30322

Price: $175.00  other currencies

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