Three-quarter length photograph in formal attire, signed in full
by SWARTHOUT, Gladys 1900-1969
American contralto Gladys Swarthout "studied singing in Chicago, making her operatic début there in 1924 as the Shepherd-boy in Tosca; the following year she sang Carmen at Ravinia. Her début role at the Metropolitan was La Cieca (La Gioconda, 1929); she performed there regularly until 1945, as Siébel, Preziosilla, Adalgisa and - her most famous roles - Mignon and Carmen. She also sang in the première of Hanson's Merry Mount (1934). After 1954 she retired to Florence." Swarthout had a "fine, well-placed voice" and a beautiful, but placid stage presence.She starred in five films for Paramount pictures. Max de Schauensee in Grove Music Online.. Ca. 251 x 203 mm. Slightly worn and soiled; several small holes to margins. (Inventory #: 23955)
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.
Shipping & Return Policies
All items may be returned within 7 days of receipt, packed, shipped and insured as received.
You can be confident that when you make a purchase through ABAA.org, the item is sold by an ABAA member in full compliance with our Code of Ethics. Our sellers guarantee your order will be shipped promptly and that all items are as described. Buy with confidence through ABAA.org.