GEORGE SHIRLEY - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 201251
Sale Price $144.00
Smiling head and shoulders image of the award-winning operatic tenor
Photograph signed: "Sincerely/George Shirley". B/w, 8x10. A talented performer, teacher and lecturer, George Shirley (b. 1934) was the first Black tenor to sing starring roles with the Metropolitan Opera (where he was a leading artist for 11 years), the first Black member of the United States Army Chorus in Washington, D.C. and the first Black appointed to a high school teaching position in music in Detroit. The winner of a 1968 Grammy Award for his role as Ferrando in the recording of Mozart's Così Fan Tutte, Shirley has performed more than 80 operatic roles with such prestigious opera companies as the Royal Opera (Covent Garden, London), Netherlands Opera, San Francisco Opera, Washington Opera and New York City Opera. Pencil note (unknown hand) on verso. Fine condition.
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