HELEN TRAUBEL - MAGAZINE PHOTOGRAPH SIGNED CO-SIGNED BY: ROSE BAMPTON, DELIA RIGAL, MARCELLE DENYA, HILDE REGGIANI, LYDIA KINDERMANN, JARMILA NOVOTNA - HFSID 161325
OPERA STARS: HELEN TRAUBEL, ROSE BAMPTON, JARMILA NOVOTNÁ, MARCELLE DENYA, HILDE REGGIANI, DELIA RIGAL and LYDIA KINDERMANN Spanish magazine page depicting nine opera singers (seven of the photograph are signed).
Sale Price $340.00
OPERA STARS: HELEN TRAUBEL, ROSE BAMPTON, JARMILA NOVOTNÁ, MARCELLE DENYA, HILDE REGGIANI, DELIA RIGAL and LYDIA KINDERMANN
Spanish magazine page depicting nine opera singers (seven of the photograph are signed).
Magazine Photographs signed: "Helen Traubel", "Rose Bampton", "Jarmila/Novotná", "Marcelle Denya", "Hilde Reggiani", "Delia Rigal/1983" and "Lydia Kindermann", 1p, 9x11¾, bearing b/w photographs, 2x3 each, of seven sopranos and two mezzo sopranos. Soprano Rosa Pauly and Mezzo Soprano Sara Cesar are also pictured but did not sign. Article and advertisement imprinted in Spanish on verso. American soprano HELEN TRAUBEL (1899-1972) was considered one of the finest Wagnerian sopranos of her day, especially in the role of Brünnhilde. Traubel, who had made her debut with the St. Louis Symphony in 1923, was offered a position with New York's Metropolitan Opera in 1926, but she turned it down to continue her studies. She would later sing with the Met, and Traubel was also a popular recording and radio artist, and she appeared on Broadway, in films and on television. Her appearances on TV variety shows (on which she sang popular music as well as opera) led to her being fired from the Met by Rudolph Bing in 1953. Traubel published her autobiography, St. Louis Woman, in 1959. ROSE BAMPTON (1907-2007) was an American operatic contralto who made her debut as Siébel in Gounod's Faust at the Chautaugua Opera in 1929. She sang several times with Leopold Stokowski and the Philadelphia Orchestra, bringing her to the attention of New York's Metropolitan Opera. In addition to singing for 18 seasons (1932-1950) with the Met, Bampton appeared with companies in Chicago, San Francisco and Buenos Aires, and she sang regularly with the New York Philharmonic and other orchestras. Bampton, whose repertory included Donna Anna in Don Giovanni, Alceste and several Wagnerian roles, also made a number of recordings. Bampton was married to Wilfrid Pelletier, a Conductor at the Met and the first Music Director of the Montreal Symphony Orchestra, from 1937 until his death in 1982. Czech soprano JARMILA NOVOTNÁ (1907-1994), who made her debut at the Prague Opera House in 1925, sang with the Metropolitan Opera from 1940-1956, appearing in a dozen roles. She made several films (both silents and "talkies") from 1925, receiving acclaim for a dramatic turn in the 1948 film, The Search. Novotná also appeared on Broadway. MARCELLE DENYA appeared with the Paris Opera and at the Salzburg Music Festival. The soprano also made several films between 1930-1934. Italian soprano HILDE REGGIANI was the leading coloratura at El Teatro Colon from 1938-1947. She made appearances in the U.S. with the Metropolitan Opera (debut 1939) as well as in Chicago and San Francisco. Reggiani, who was also heard on radio, was married to tenor Bruno Landi. Argentine soprano DELIA RIGAL, who sang in Don Carlo in 1950, the year that Rudolph Bing took over New York's Metropolitan Opera, is also noted for her performances in Otello and Tosca, and she can be heard on several recordings. LYDIA KINDERMANN, a mezzo soprano and later an alto, sang at the Berlin State Opera before enjoying a successful career at the Teatro Colón de Buenos Aires. Featured on several recordings, Kindermann later coached a number of opera singers. Lightly creased, diagonal crease at Rigal's facial image. Slightly soiled. Minor stain at the "tna" of Novotna's signature. Chipped at upper left corner, nicked at blank right edge from removal from bound book. Overall, fine condition.
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