ELEANOR STEBER - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 154098
Sale Price $252.00
ELEANOR STEBER. Photograph signed: "Greetings/Eleanor
Steber". B/w with sepia hue, 6¾x9, affixed to heavy cardboard. Photograph by
DeBellis, New York (imprint at lower right). A renowned soprano in the
1940s and 1950s, Eleanor Steber (1914-1990) was the first American to sing in
the Beyreuth Festival in Germany following WWII. Steber, who made her stage
debut in 1936, was signed to a contract with the Metropolitan Opera in
1940. She debuted there as Sophie in Der Rosenkavalier (the opera
would be the first Richard Strauss opera to be televised in its entirety in
1949). Steber, who sung Italian, French and German operas, also appeared on a
number of recordings, and she made two appearances on Toast of the
Town (later The Ed Sullivan Show) in 1950. After leaving the Met
in 1961, Steber appeared in concert and in musicals, and she later taught at
the Juilliard School of Music. Surface creased and scratched, light crease
at facial image. ¾-inch tear at left hand. Ink notes (unknown hand) on verso (no
show through). Overall, fine condition.
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