Program for a performance at Orchestra Hall in Chicago on February 1 in a concert sponsored by The Travelers Aid Society with Marcel Hubert, cello, and Arpad Sandor, piano. Ca. 1945. Signed in full by Pons on title. Lily PONS.

Program for a performance at Orchestra Hall in Chicago on February 1 in a concert sponsored by The Travelers Aid Society with Marcel Hubert, cello, and Arpad Sandor, piano. Ca. 1945. Signed in full by Pons on title.

12 pp. Quarto.

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

Slightly worn and browned; light foxing, primarily to margins; abrasion and small hole to upper inner margin; small area of yellow highlighting to final page.

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.

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