Role portrait postcard photograph with autograph signature of the German tenor as Mime dated 1913. Addressed to Walter Honig in Vienna. Hans BREUER.

Role portrait postcard photograph with autograph signature of the German tenor as Mime dated 1913. Addressed to Walter Honig in Vienna

Studio of Emil Schwalb in Berlin.

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

Slightly worn; crack to upper left, not affecting image.

German tenor Hans Breuer studied with Julius Kniese and Cosima Wagner in Bayreuth before starring as Mime in 1896; this was the role that made him famous, but he also featured prominently in other roles in Vienna, Salzburg, and New York.

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 #31793

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