Bust-length photograph of the noted Croatian-born soprano, signed and inscribed in black ink to Arthur Kent. Zinka MILANOV.

Bust-length photograph of the noted Croatian-born soprano, signed and inscribed in black ink to Arthur Kent.

Ca. 10" x 8". With note to verso associating Kent with the Metropolitan Opera.

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

Slightly worn; cockled at edges; ca. 3" crease to right portion not seriously affecting image.

Milanov debuted in Ljubljana in 1927 as Leonora in Verdi's Il Trovatore, was the leading soprano of the Croatian National Theatre from 1928-1936, and performed at the Metropolitan Opera in New York for the first time in 1937, continuing to sing there until 1966.

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 #30377

Price: $45.00  other currencies

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