Three-quarter-length role portrait photograph of the tenor in the title role of Massenet's Werther, signed "L Muratore."
by MURATORE, Lucien 1876-1954
M. Wagener Geraerts. Lucien Muratore made his début at the Opéra-Comique in 1902. "At the Opéra, where he first sang in 1905 as Renaud (Gluck's Armide), he created roles in two Massenet operas, Theseus in Ariane (1906) and the title role of Bacchus, and also Prinzivalle in Février's Monna Vanna (1909). At Monte Carlo he created Hercules in Saint-Saëns's Déjanire (1911) and Lentulus in Massenet's Roma (1912). His roles included Faust, Massenet's Des Grieux, Werther, Romeo, Don José, Wilhelm Meister, Samson, d'Indy's Fervaal, Reyer's Sigurd and Fauré's Ulysses, which he sang in the Paris première of Pénélope (1913, Théâtre des Champs-Elysées). He also sang Walther, Radames, the Duke, Canio and Herod. He appeared in Boston and Chicago (1913-22) and Buenos Aires... Though his voice was not of great intrinsic beauty, he used it with artistry, intensity of expression and skill, as his recordings demonstrate." Alan Blyth in Grove Music Online.. Ca. 140 x 88 mm. Slightly worn. (Inventory #: 24055)
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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