Role portrait postcard photograph with autograph signature of the Russian baritone as Rigoletto. Addressed to Walter Honig in Vienna. Georges BAKLANOFF.

Role portrait postcard photograph with autograph signature of the Russian baritone as Rigoletto. Addressed to Walter Honig in Vienna.

Postmarked April 30, 1920.

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

Slightly worn; small ink stains.

Baklanoff (Georgy Baklanov) made his début in Kyiv in 1903, going on to the Bolshoi in Moscow before heading west. After a performance in Boston, Baklanoff appeared in London, Berlin, Chicago, and New York.

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 #31852

Price: $35.00  other currencies

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