Bust-length photograph by Bruno and Hollywood NYC, with studio signature and "#49" in the plate at lower margin. Inscribed in black ink: "To Mr. [?]Alec Renata Tebaldi Warmly New York - 1956." Image size 244 x 197 mm., overall size 289 x 240 mm. Gilt-framed and glazed.
"Tebaldi possessed one of the most beautiful Italian voices of this century; her mezza voce singing was a joy to hear. She relied more on her rich, impeccably produced tone and inborn sense of style than on her acting ability to convey character and feeling. She made many recordings, most notably as Aida, Desdemona, Mimì, Tosca, Maddalena, Wally and, perhaps best of all, as Leonora in a live recording of La forza del destino under Mitropoulos and on a video from Naples (1958)." Tebaldi became a member of the Metropolitan Opera in 1955 and remained with the company for nearly 20 years. Harold Rosenthal and Alan Blyth in Grove Music Online.
Price: $45.00 other currencies