JAN KIEPURA - PICTURE POST CARD SIGNED 07/21/1929 - HFSID 145106
Sale Price $288.00
Argentinean post card with a sepia-toned bust photo by Melitta Lang of tenor Jan Kiepura in a suit and tie, signed and dated by him in 1929
Picture post card signed "Jan Kiepura/[illegible] 21.7.29". Pencil notations on verso in unknown hand. B/w sepia-toned, 3½x5½ . Argentinean post card by Mimosa. Photo by Melitta Lang.Blank message side. A Polish tenor with a rich, warm tone who was known for his generosity to the public, Kiepura (1902-1966) was a popular opera singer in his homeland. He also performed at the Vienna Staatsoper, Teatro alla Scala, the Metropolitan Opera and the Paris Opéra and Opéra Comique, among other houses. A versatile entertainer, Kiepura appeared in 21 movies between 1926, most of them French and German-language, and on Broadway in two productions of Franz Lehár's The Merry Widow (1943-1944) and in Poloniase (1945-1946). He married lyric soprano Marta Eggerth in 1936, and the two performed together many times. They were forced to flee to the United States at the start of World War II. Lightly toned and bowed. Rounded and worn corners. Otherwise in fine condition.
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