Role portrait postcard photograph by Emil Schwab, Berlin, with autograph signature of the noted Austrian soprano as Ortrud in Wagner's Lohengrin. Addressed to Walter Honig in Vienna. Anna BAHR-MILDENBURG.

Role portrait postcard photograph by Emil Schwab, Berlin, with autograph signature of the noted Austrian soprano as Ortrud in Wagner's Lohengrin. Addressed to Walter Honig in Vienna.

Postmarked April 14, 1913.

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

Slightly worn and soiled.

Anna Bahr-Mildenburg was a celebrated dramatic soprano most famous for her close artistic association with Mahler and for her excellent portrayals of the great Wagner roles. She made her professional debut as Brünnhilde in Die Walküre in Hamburg in 1895, a performance conducted by Mahler She performed frequently at Bayreuth and made her Covent Garden debut in 1906. In addition to her Wagnerian performances, she sang Norma, Leonore/Fidelio, Donna Anna, and Clytemnestra. In her later career, she began to trade in some of her heavier roles for Mozartean performances and undertook some of the administrative and directional work at Bayreuth.

The Honig family emigrated from Vienna to England in September of 1938 and then to the United States in 1939. The family papers are held at the Holocaust Museum in Washington, D.C.

"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, and Spanish and American songs with equal aplomb." Alan Blyth in Grove Music Online.

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Price: $150.00  other currencies

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