Fine full-length photograph. Signed in full, dated New York 1914, and inscribed to Alice E. L. Wolff. Lucrezia BORI.

Fine full-length photograph. Signed in full, dated New York 1914, and inscribed to Alice E. L. Wolff.

9-7/8" x 4-13-16" (251 x 123 mm.).

Slightly worn and creased at upper and lower margins with one very small tear to lower; laid down to mounting sheet at corners of verso.

Bori, a noted Spanish soprano, gave her official Metropolitan Opera debut in New York in Manon in 1912, continuing to appear there until 1936 (with the exception of the years 1916-1920).

"Endowed with a voice of modest size, rather limited in the upper register, Bori used its clear and delicate timbre to draw characters of pathetic fragility (Mimì, Manon, Juliet); she imbued them with intense and passionate feeling and, in the comic repertory, with gentle and stylized charm. She may be considered a modern version of the “sentimental” 18th-century prima donna." Rodolfo Celletti, Valeria Pregliasco Gualerz,i and Katie Buehner in Grove Music Online. Item #31083

Price: $35.00  other currencies

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