A fine collection of 191 photographs of prominent singers from the late 19th and 20th centuries, many of whom were associated with the Metropolitan Opera
by [SINGERS - Photographs - 19th and 20th Century]
Subjects include Albanese, Alexander, Amara, Anderson, Alvary, Baccaloni, Bampton, Baum, Bergonzi, Björling, Bonelli, Bori, Bouhy, Branzell, Callas, Caniglia, Castagna, Chamlee, Cigna, Conner, Corelli, Corena, Crooks, Dalis, Del Monaco, Destinn, Di Stefano, Edelmann, Elias, Farrar, Flagstad, Garden, Gedda, Gigli, Güden, Harvuot, Hines, Jagel, Janssen, Jepson, Jobin, Kiepura, Kipnis, Kirsten, Kullman, Lanza, Lawrence, Lehmann, List, London, Ludwig, MacNeil, McCracken, Maison, Martinelli, Melchior, Milanov, Miller, Moore, Moscona, Muzio, Olszewska, Patti, Pears, Peerce, Peters, Pinza, Pons, Ponselle, Price, Raisa, Raskin, Rethberg, Roman, Sayão, Schipa, Schöffler, Schorr, Scotto, Silveri, Simionato, Steber, Stella, Sullivan, Sutherland, Swanholm, Swarthout, Tagliavini, Talley, Tebaldi, Thebom, Thomas, Thorborg, Tibbett, Traubel, Tucker, Turner, Uhde, Varnay, Viardot, Vinay, and Warren. Photographers include Herman Mishkin, Louis Mélançon, and Sedge LeBlang, all of whom served as official portraitists for the Met. Most of the photographs are in fine to very good condition. Common minor defects include occasional signs of wear such as creasing, cracking, rippling, foxing, staining, bumping, pinholes, and remnants of former mounts. Some also carry annotations, most often directly related to the singers and/or roles portrayed. The vast majority are approximately 8" x 11." A full inventory is available upon request.
(Inventory #: 24638)
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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