Role portrait postcard photograph with autograph signature of the Austrian baritone as Harlequin in Ariadne auf Naxos dated October 1919. Addressed to Walter Honig in Vienna. Hans DUHAN.

Role portrait postcard photograph with autograph signature of the Austrian baritone as Harlequin in Ariadne auf Naxos dated October 1919. Addressed to Walter Honig in Vienna.

Studio of Franz Löwy in Vienna.

With musical quotation "Es gilt, ob Tanzen, ob Singen tauge ..." from Ariadne auf Naxos, followed by "Herrn Walter Honig in freundl. Erinnerung an Ariadne"

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

Slightly worn; verso foxed.

Austrian baritone Hans Duhan spent the majority of his career in Vienna and Salzburg and was particularly noted for his roles in Mozart operas. He doubled as both the Music Master and Harlequin in the premiere of the revised version of Ariadne auf Naxos (1916).

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. Item #31791

Price: $75.00  other currencies

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