Portrait photograph with autograph signature of the American tenor. Frederick JAGEL.

Portrait photograph with autograph signature of the American tenor.

255 x 206 mm. Bust-length. Studio of Lumiere in New York. Inscribed "To G. John Honig with my best regards Sincerely Frederick Jagel Metropolitan Opera Season 41/42."

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

Slightly worn; upper left corner creased.

Jagel began his career as Federico Jeghelli in Italy before returning to the United States. He made his Metropolitan Opera début in 1927 and continued to perform there until 1950, starring as Peter Grimes in the first production of the opera there in 1948.

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 #31835

Price: $30.00  other currencies

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