RITA SHANE - AUTOGRAPH - HFSID 208565
The longtime Metropolitan Opera singer signs her name in black ink on this 5x3 card
Signature: "Rita Shane" in black ink. 1 page, 5x3. Operatic soprano Rita Shane (1936-2014) is best known for her performances in grand operas around the world. After studying at Barnard College, Shane made her opera debut as Olympia in Les contes d'Hoffmann (1964) at Chattanooga; the following year she appeared at the New York City Opera as Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni (1965). Her name became world-renowned after a 1971 recording of Les Hugenotts, for which Shane's performance was considered "borderline astonishing". She went on to perform in productions of Dialogues des Carmelites and Die Zauberflote; she made her debut at the Metropolitan Opera in 1973 as Queen of the Night, going on to perform eight mores seasons there. Shane has also appeared in Europe in Milan (La Scala), Vienna, Munich and Salzburg. Toned. Corners rounded. Pencil notes on verso in unknown hand. Otherwise, fine condition.
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