Program excerpt ca. 5.5" x 7.25", photograph ca. 9.25" x 7.5". Overall size 23.5" x 14.5".
From the collection of Marilyn Horne (b. 1934).
Photograph slightly discoloured at lower portion.
A French-born American soprano, Pons made her début at the Metropolitan Opera in 1931 as Lucia. "She caused a sensation and thereater remained with the company for 28 seasons... Pons possessed a pure, agile, high coloratura voice." Dennis K. McIntire 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.
Price: $120.00 other currencies