[London]: S. Leigh, 1825. Image size ca. 145 x 145 mm, sheet size ca. 265 x 200 mm. Stipple engraving, laid down to heavy card stock. Bust length, looking forward. With "Meyerbeer" and "Engraved for the Harmonicon by Mr. Freeman" below image, imprint beneath.
From the collection of the distinguished American mezzo-soprano Marilyn Horne (b. 1934).
Somewhat worn and soiled; light foxing; faint central vertical crease; trimmed to inside plate mark.
A scarce early portrait. Hall III, p. 201, 7.
Known as "The Father of Grand Opera," Meyerbeer was "the most frequently performed opera composer during the 19th century, linking Mozart and Wagner." Matthias Brzoska 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 #31410
Price: $275.00 other currencies