Original three-quarter length cabinet card photograph inscribed and signed in full. Rosa OLITZKA.

Original three-quarter length cabinet card photograph inscribed and signed in full

140 x 113 mm., laid down to mount. Dated New York, April 20th, [18]97. Inscribed "To Mr. Felix Mendelssohn in kind remembrance ...," perhaps to a descendant of the composer of the same name.

Mount trimmed at lower margin, remnants of paper to verso.

"[Olitzka] studied in Berlin and Paris, making her début in 1892 at Brno. From 1893 to 1907 she sang regularly at Covent Garden, where she made her début as Erda (Siegfried). Her roles included Urbain (Les Huguenots), Ortrud, Emilia (Otello), Fricka, Maddalena (Rigoletto), Marthe (Faust), Amneris, Ulrica, Magdalene (Die Meistersinger) and Carmen. She was engaged at the Metropolitan from 1895 to 1901, making her début as Siébel. She also sang in Germany, Chicago and Boston." Elizabeth Forbes in Grove Music Online.

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Price: $50.00  other currencies

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