Autograph note signed and dated February 16, 1915, together with a bust-length Mishkin photograph of the American soprano. Mabel GARRISON.

Autograph note signed and dated February 16, 1915, together with a bust-length Mishkin photograph of the American soprano.

On an album leaf 5.5" x 8" (140 x 204 mm.): I am very happy to add mine to your collection of autographs."

Autograph laid down to mounting sheet at corners of verso; photograph slightly worn, with remnants of adhesive to verso.

"[Garrison] joined the Metropolitan Opera... making her official début as Frasquita in Carmen in November 1914. She only attracted real attention, however, when she substituted at short notice for Raymonde Delaunois as Urbain in Les Huguenots the following month. Similarly, she made a fine impression two years later when she replaced Frieda Hempel as the Queen of Night, and she scored her greatest success as the Queen of Shemakha in Rimsky-Korsakov’s The Golden Cockerel, covering for Maria Barrientos, in 1918." Philip L. Miller in Grove Music Online.

Herman Mishkin (1870-1948) served as the Metropolitan Opera's official portraitist from 1908-1932, producing an important body of work documenting "The Golden Age of Opera." Item #31179

Price: $40.00  other currencies

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