Original charcoal drawing by the American artist Kent K. Pachuta (b. 1953) of Rethberg as Helena in Strauss's Die ägyptische Helena. Signed by the artist and dated 1976. Elisabeth RETHBERG.

Original charcoal drawing by the American artist Kent K. Pachuta (b. 1953) of Rethberg as Helena in Strauss's Die ägyptische Helena. Signed by the artist and dated 1976.

660 x 508 mm. Rolled.

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

Slightly creased.

"Rethberg’s beautiful lirico spinto soprano was perfectly equalized between the registers, and a combination of natural musicianship and sound training enabled her to maintain an unusually even legato in the most difficult passages. Rethberg made a large number of recordings, many of which reveal her rare beauty of tone and purity of style." Desmond Shawe-Taylor in Grove Music Online. Item #31474

Price: $450.00  other currencies

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