Fine full-length role-portrait photograph of the noted German tenor as Siegfried in Götterdämmerung posing with Grane, the horse offered him by Brünnhilde in exchange for his gift of a ring to her as a token of his faithfulness. Boldly signed in full and dated New York, 1914. Rudolf BERGER.

Fine full-length role-portrait photograph of the noted German tenor as Siegfried in Götterdämmerung posing with Grane, the horse offered him by Brünnhilde in exchange for his gift of a ring to her as a token of his faithfulness. Boldly signed in full and dated New York, 1914.

Ca. 7-1/2 " x 5-5/8" ((191 x 144 mm.). With printed identification at upper left corner of photograph.

Laid down to mounting sheet at corners of verso.

"... he had a sturdy high baritone voice..., and when in 1909 he made the change to tenor he encompassed heroic roles such as Radames, Otello and Samson, though still specializing in Wagnerian heroes. It was for these that he was engaged in 1913 by the Metropolitan, where his début as Siegmund early in 1914 was described as ‘manly, interesting and commendable’ (W. J. Henderson)." J.B. Steane in Grove Music Online. Item #31079

Price: $60.00  other currencies

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