JEROME HINES - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 25421
Sale Price $252.00
B/w publicity photo, from S. Hurok Attractions, of Hines sitting in a dressing room and looking very James Bond-ish in a tuxedo, signed "Jerry Hines Col. 3:16,17" in blue ink by him
Inscribed photograph signed "To Ralph,/Sincerely,/Jerry Hines/Col. 3:16,17" in blue ink. B/w, 8x10 overall, 7½x9¼ image, one surface. Stamped on verso in black ink: Stamp of Hurok Attractions in New York City and "S. Hurok presents/Jerome Hines/Metropolitan Opera Bass." The Bible verse in the signature appears to be Colossians 3:16-17. According to the King James Version, these two verse read, "Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord. And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, [do] all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him." 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 Ramfis, 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 over 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 and creased. Lightly dented on left edge. Otherwise in fine condition.
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