SIR RUDOLPH BING - MAGAZINE COVER SIGNED - HFSID 182691
Sale Price $252.00
Sept. 23, 1966 cover of Time magazine signed by opera impresario Bing. This cover features a Henry Koerner color painting of Bing from the chest up in suit-and-tie and the cover story "Grander Days for Grand Opera".
Magazine cover signed "Rudolph Bing". 8x11 overall, 7x9½ image, one surface. Sept. 23, 1966 edition of Time, Atlantic Edition. Cover illustration is a color painting of Bing by Henry Koerner. Cover story: "Grander Days for Grand Opera". This magazine was published 16 years into Bing's tenure as general manager of the New York Metropolitan Opera Company. He guaranteed the company's ticket sales by booking Italian Romantic operas over other kinds of performances and more modern music, a move that earned him criticism.Bing (1902-1997, born in Vienna, Austria) was an English opera impresario. He was born to a Jewish family and emigrated to England in 1934 with the rise of Nazism. He was appointed the general manager of the Glyndebourne Opera Company in 1935 and, in 1947, helped to organize the Edinburgh International Festival, now known the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and the largest performing arts festival of its kind in the world. He was named general manager of the New York Metropolitan Opera Company in 1950, where he remained until 1972. He was knighted in 1971. Lightly toned, scuffed and creased. Staple holes in upper left corner. Folded twice horizontally and unfolded. Otherwise in fine condition.
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