Role portrait postcard photograph with autograph signature from the Jewish baritone as Escamillo in Carmen. Addressed to Walter Honig in Vienna. Joseph SCHWARZ.

Role portrait postcard photograph with autograph signature from the Jewish baritone as Escamillo in Carmen. Addressed to Walter Honig in Vienna.

Blindstamp of Magasin Metropole to lower left margin of recto.

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

Slightly worn; upper left corner creased, not affecting image.

Joseph Schwarz was born in Riga where he first began performing before joining the Vienna Volksoper; he followed this with engagements in Berlin and throughout Scandinavia. After World War I, Schwarz performed in Chicago, New York, San Francisco, and London before returning to Berlin where his career and life were cut short by a sudden fatal illness.

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 #31808

Price: $35.00  other currencies

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