Role portrait photograph with autograph signature of the Swedish mezzo-soprano as Brangäne from Tristan and Isolde. Kerstin THORBORG.

Role portrait photograph with autograph signature of the Swedish mezzo-soprano as Brangäne from Tristan and Isolde.

252 x 202 mm. Bust-length.

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

Thorborg began her career in her native Stockholm before moving to Berlin, Vienna, Salzburg, and Covent Garden. Her Metropolitan Opera début was as Fricka in Die Walküre in 1936, and she continued singing with the company until 1951.

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 #31846

Price: $40.00  other currencies

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