Large head-and-shoulders photograph signed in full, dated April 1934, and inscribed to Warner Colville
by MELLISH, Mary 1890-1955
American soprano Mary Mellish made her Metropolitan Opera debut in 1918 as a choirboy in Meyerbeer's Le Prophète and sang comprimario roles there until 1923. Published in 1941, her memoir, Sometimes I Reminisce, recounts some of her experiences singing alongside Geraldine Farrar and other Metropolitan Opera stars.. Ca. 330 x 252 mm. Signed by the photographer at lower right.Slightly worn and creased; crudely trimmed at left margin, just affecting one word of inscription; minor remnants of adhesive to verso. (Inventory #: 24322)
Musical Autographs and Manuscripts; Rare Books on Music and Dance; First and Early Editions of Printed Music; Prints, Drawings and Ephemera relating to Music and Dance including Opera and Ballet.
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