Postcard photograph with autograph inscription and signature ("R. Hofbauer") of the German baritone dated November 1913. Addressed to Walter Honig in Vienna. Rudolf 1874-? HOFBAUER.

Postcard photograph with autograph inscription and signature ("R. Hofbauer") of the German baritone dated November 1913. Addressed to Walter Honig in Vienna.

Studio of E. Schöfer in Vienna.

Blindstamps of E. Schöfer and Magasin Metropole to lower margin of recto.

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

Slightly worn and soiled.

German baritone Rudolf Hofbauer starred in operettas in both Vienna and Berlin; he later moved into weightier roles at the Vienna Court Opera and the German Opera in Berlin. Hofbauer also appeared in several silent films made between 1918 and 1924.

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 #31799

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