Early Erika Koeth Autograph on b/w studio photo by Fayer, signed in 1960.
3,4 x 5,4 inches (8,7 x 13,7 cm), fine condition.
The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.
Erika Koeth (1927 - 1989) was a German operatic high coloratura soprano, particularly associated with the roles of Zerbinetta and Zerlina.
She made her stage debut in 1948, and then sang in Karlsruhe (1950-53). She made her debut at the Munich State Opera and the Vienna State Opera in 1953, and at the Berlin State Opera in 1961. She appeared regularly at the Salzburg Festival (1955-64), as the Queen of the Night and Konstanze and Sophie, and in Bayreuth (1965-68), as the Woodbird. She also made guest appearances in Milan, Paris, London, etc.
She can be seen in the role of Rosina in a complete German performance of The Barber of Seville with Fritz Wunderlich, Hermann Prey, and Hans Hotter, and in a German performance of Don Giovanni, with Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau and Josef Greindl.