Poster for the Metropolitan Opera Centennial featuring 11 printed caricatures by Al Hirschfeld of contemporary opera singers surrounding a large birthday cake. OPERA - 20th Century.

Poster for the Metropolitan Opera Centennial featuring 11 printed caricatures by Al Hirschfeld of contemporary opera singers surrounding a large birthday cake.

[1983].

Image size 556 x 352 mm, overall size 630 x 430 mm. On glossy dark red stock.

From the collection of the distinguished American mezzo-soprano Marilyn Horne (b. 1934).

Edges slightly worn; verso of mount foxed.

"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 #31384

Price: $50.00  other currencies

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