Portrait engraving after a photograph by Julius Cornelius Schaarwächter. Ruggero LEONCAVALLO.
Portrait engraving after a photograph by Julius Cornelius Schaarwächter.

Portrait engraving after a photograph by Julius Cornelius Schaarwächter.

[ca. 1900].

Image size 140 x 99 mm, sheet size 300 x 210 mm. On heavy wove paper. Bust length. With "Leoncavallo" printed directly below image.

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

Sightly worn, soiled, and foxed; corners and edges slightly creased with minor paper loss.

A quintessential image of the composer primarily known for his verismo opera Pagliacci (1892).

"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 #31450

Price: $75.00  other currencies

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