RAOUL JOBIN - MAGAZINE PHOTOGRAPH SIGNED CO-SIGNED BY: LEONARD WARREN, NORMAN CORDON, BRUNO LANDI - HFSID 161326
Sale Price $288.00
TEATRO COLÓN: RAOUL JOBIN, BRUNO LANDI, LEONARD WARREN and NORMAN CORDON
Four male vocalists who starred at the Buenos Aires opera house sign by their respective images on this 9x12 page.
Magazine Photograph signed: "Raoul Jobin", "Bruno Landi", "Leonard Warren", "Norman Cordon", 1 page, 9x12. Printed text in Spanish. French-Canadian tenor RAOUL JOBIN (1906-1974) made his professional debut with the Paris Opera in 1930, in the role of Tybalt in Romeo et Juliette. He joined the Metropolitan Opera in 1940, performing frequently in the US during the following decade. Although originally known for his French repertoire, he earned additional fame in Wagner's operas after World War II, even acquiring the nickname "Mr. Lohengrin." He returned to his native Quebec as a teacher, and was awarded the Order of Canada in1967. Italian tenor BRUNO LANDI (1900-1968) was a major opera star of the 1930s and 1940s. On the occasion of his Metropolitan Opera debut in Rigoletti (1938), the New York Times praised his singing but not his acting. Landi performed in the US throughout World War II. He was married to soprano Hilda Reggiani. LEONARD WARREN (1911-1960) was hired for the chorus at Radio City Music Hall in 1935. Untutored in opera, he won the Metropolitan Opera's Audition of the Air in 1938, and was rewarded with a contract and a stipend for voice lessons in Italy. He was a regular on the Met stage from 1939 until his death, singing many parts but particularly acclaimed for his interpretations of Verdi. He sang the part of Iago in Verdi's Otello in the first "live from the Met" broadcast on television (1948). He died on stage at the Met on March 1, 1960, while singing the title role in Simon Boccanegra. The last words he sang (in Italian) before dropping dead translate as, "To die, a momentous thing!" NORMAN CORDON (1904-1964) was a bass and member of the Metropolitan Opera from 1936 to 1946, where he performed operas by Strauss, Mussorgsky, Wagner and Mozart. Teatro Colón (Columbus Theatre) in Buenos Aires, is one of the world's great opera houses, first established in 1857 and occupying its present, acoustic excellent, building since 1908. Suffering from Argentina's economic woes, and in need of renovation, the theatre closed in 2005, but re-opened with a gala concert on the eve of Argentina's bicentennial in 2010. Lightly toned. Corners lightly worn. Top right corner torn. Otherwise, fine condition.
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