ROSE BAMPTON - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH 07/1943 - HFSID 152674
Sale Price $252.00
The American soprano inscribes a photograph in Spanish.
Photograph inscribed and signed: "To Dante Pilara/Cordially/Rose Bampton/July 1943" in Spanish. B/w with sepia hue, 4¾x7 overall, image 4½x5¾ (one surface). Photograph by De Bellis, New York (imprint at lower left). Rose Bampton (1907-2007) was an American operatic contralto who made her debut as Siébel in Gounod's Faust at the Chautaugua Opera in 1929. She sang several times with Leopold Stokowski and the Philadelphia Orchestra, bringing her to the attention of New York's Metropolitan Opera. In addition to singing for 18 seasons (1932-1950) with the Met, Bampton appeared with companies in Chicago, San Francisco and Buenos Aires, and she sang regularly with the New York Philharmonic and other orchestras. Bampton, whose repertory included Donna Anna in Don Giovanni, Alceste and several Wagnerian roles, also made a number of recordings. Bampton was married to Wilfrid Pelletier, a Conductor at the Met and the first Music Director of the Montreal Symphony Orchestra, from 1937 until his death in 1982. Lightly creased at margins and corners, touching signature and writing. Surface creased. Mounting remnants on verso (no show through). Overall, fair condition.
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