218 x 168 mm. Three-quarter length. Printed on dark ivory ground with light ivory border.
From the periodical L'Artiste, with titling to upper margin, "Marie Alboni" beneath image, and "Les Perles du Théâtre" to lower right. Matted, framed, and glazed. Image size 284 x 220 mm, overall size 467 x 418 mm.
From the collection of the distinguished American mezzo-soprano Marilyn Horne (b. 1934).
Slightly foxed and soiled.
Arrigoni & Bertarelli, 49. Hall I, p. 18.
Alboni appeared at La Scala, Vienna, Covent Garden, the Théâtre Italien, the Paris Opéra, and other important European opera houses. Rossini coached her in the principal contralto roles in his operas. Her voice "was considered a true contralto, rich and even from g to c‴, though she also sang several soprano roles, including Anna Bolena, Norina in Don Pasquale and Amina in La sonnambula. Her singing was thought by some to lack fire; nevertheless, the beauty of her voice and the perfection of her technique made her one of the great representatives of classical Italian bel canto." Elizabeth Forbes in Grove Music Online.
"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 #31373
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