Role portrait postcard photograph with autograph signature of the Austrian actor as Mephisto. Addressed to Walter Honig in Vienna. Josef JARNO.

Role portrait postcard photograph with autograph signature of the Austrian actor as Mephisto. Addressed to Walter Honig in Vienna

Signed and dated September 27, 1913 on verso. With blindstamp of Magasin Metropole to lower left of recto.

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

Slightly worn; minor wear to verso.

Austrian actor and director Josef Jarno led several theaters in Vienna, including the Josefstadt, the Fürst, and the Renaissance-Bühne. He was instrumental in bringing modern foreign drama to the Austrian stage.

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 #31796

Price: $25.00  other currencies

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