Bust-length photograph in formal dress, signed in full and inscribed to Clarence Krause
by TIBBETT, Lawrence 1896-1960
The great American baritone Lawrence Tibbett sang principal roles at the Metropolitan Opera for 27 seasons. "His dark, pliant voice and matinée-idol appearance made him popular in films as well as light opera, and he was a significant force in early American radio. In 1950 he appeared on Broadway in The Barrier, and his last stage role was in the musical comedy Fanny (1956). He is perhaps best represented by his Otello recordings, which reveal him as an Iago of sly wit, his ample fervour in the ‘Credo' counterbalanced by a silken pianissimo in ‘Era la notte'. He also sang Germont in the live 1935 Metropolitan recording of La traviata with Rosa Ponselle." Martin Bernheimer in Grove Music Online.. With "David Berns, New York" embossed at lower right margin and with handstamp "Lawrence Tibbett Baritone Metropolitan Opera Co Management Evans and Salter... New York" to verso. Ca. 252 x 202 mm.Slightly worn and creased; signature somewhat light. (Inventory #: 23976)
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