Role portrait postcard photograph with autograph signature of the Swedish tenor as Siegfried. Set SVANHOLM.

Role portrait postcard photograph with autograph signature of the Swedish tenor as Siegfried.

Three-quarter length.

From the collection of the distinguished American mezzo-soprano Marilyn Horne (b. 1934); previously in the collection of Walter Honig.

Svanholm made his début in 1930 with the Swedish Royal Opera, appearing throughout Europe in the following years. In 1946, he sang Siegfried at the Met Opera in New York. From 1956 to 1963 he served as director of the Swedish Royal Opera, introducing a number of contemporary works for their Swedish premieres.

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 #31826

Price: $35.00  other currencies

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