Role portrait photograph with autograph signature of the Hungarian bass as Ochs in Der Rosenkavalier dated New York, 1947. Dezső ERNSTER.

Role portrait photograph with autograph signature of the Hungarian bass as Ochs in Der Rosenkavalier dated New York, 1947.

255 x 206 mm. Half-length. Inscribed to John Honig.

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

Somewhat worn; corners creased; scattered scratches and light soiling; lower left corner torn.

Imprisoned in Bergen-Belsen during World War II in the midst of a successful career in Europe, Ernstter survived, and achieved renewed fame at the Metropolitan Opera in New York as well as at Covent Garden and Glyndebourne.

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 #31833

Price: $35.00  other currencies

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