Portrait lithograph by Dolfino. Domenico DONZELLI.

Portrait lithograph by Dolfino.

[Naples]: [1844-1845].

Image size ca. 160 x 160 mm, sheet size 312 x 222 mm. On wove paper. Bust-length. With "S. Carlo 1844." and "Dolfino Dis." below image, "Domenico Donzelli Tenore di Bergamo" and series title printed beneath.

In the series Galleria Letteraria, reproduced by Riccio in Poliorama pittoresco (April 12, 1845).

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

Slightly worn; foxing to margins.

Italian tenor Domenico Donzelli debuted in Bergamo in 1808 and sang throughout Italy before joining the Paris Théâtre Italien in 1825. He appeared in numerous operas by Rossini, Bellini, and Donizetti, creating roles including Belgiore in Rossini's Viaggio a Reims (1825), Pollione in Bellini's Norma (1831), and Carlo in Mercadante's Il bravo (1839).

"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 #31447

Price: $165.00  other currencies

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