JEROME HINES - AUTOGRAPH NOTE SIGNED - HFSID 208620
JEROME HINES Card signed "John 3:16" in purple ink by Hines, who was a member of the Salvation Army Autograph note signed: "To Jane,/Blessings/Jerome Hines/John 3:16" in purple ink. Also written "Jerome Hines/Opera" in unknown hand in blue ink. 5x3.
Sale Price $126.00
Card signed "John 3:16" in purple ink by Hines, who was a member of the Salvation Army
Autograph note signed: "To Jane,/Blessings/Jerome Hines/John 3:16" in purple ink. Also written "Jerome Hines/Opera" in unknown hand in blue ink. 5x3. This famous Bible verse reads, in the King James Version, "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life." Hines (1921-2003, born Jerome Albert Link Heinz in Hollywood, California) was an American bass singer who sang 41 years at the New York Metropolitan Opera who is probably best known for his roles as Ramfis in Verdi's Aïda, Méphistophélès in Gounod's Faust and the title role in Modest Mussorgsky's Boris Godunov (which he once sang at the Bolshoi Theatre for Soviet Premier Nikita Kruschev. He made his operatic debut at the San Francisco Opera House in 1941 in Verdi's Rigoletto. Hines began his long career at the Met in 1946, playing the sergeant in Boris Godunov. It was the first of his 869 Met performances, spanning 45 characters in 39 operas. He also founded the Opera-Music Theatre of New Jersey in 1987. Hines was a member of the Salvation Army and composed an opera on the life of Jesus called I Am the Way. Lightly toned. Paper loss near top edge. Light show-through from ink on verso. Otherwise, fine condition.
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