Full-length role portrait postcard photograph of the singer as Leonore in Beethoven's Fidelio, signed in full and inscribed "Many thanks" with "Fidelio" in Resnik's autograph to upper left corner
by RESNIK, Regina 1922-2013
This is the role in which Resnik made her international debut in Mexico City in 1943. She "garnered a major break at the Metropolitan Opera auditions, where she was selected as a last-minute replacement for Zinka Milanov as Leonora in Verdi's Il trovatore on 6 December 1944... Her Ellen Orford in the New York premiere of Peter Grimes (1948) - along with classic mezzo roles she eventually undertook - is among the highlights of Resnik's career with the Metropolitan... By 1955 she concentrated exclusively on the mezzo-soprano repertory, including Azucena, Eboli, and Herodias (Salome). Resnik created the Baroness in Barber's Vanessa (1958)... She made her debut in Salzburg as Eboli in Don Carlos in 1961 and sang Claire in the 1972 American premiere of von Einem's Der Besuch der alten Dame at San Francisco... Resnik's notable recordings include Sieglinde (1953, Bayreuth), Carmen, Clytemnestra, Mistress Quickly, and Madame Flora in Menotti's The Medium." Harold Rosenthal et al. in Grove Music Online.. Very slightly worn. (Inventory #: 24059)
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