Giulietta Simionato, tinted authentic photograph by photo ( as Amneris in Verdi's Aida. Hand signed ( blue ink ).
Size: 4 x 5,6 icnches. Slightly waved at upper part - probably from photo developing process ). The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.
Giulietta Simionato is an Italian mezzo-soprano and one of the great singers of the post-war operatic stage. Her career spanned from the 1930s until her retirement in 1966.
Simionato was in demand at every major opera house and worked with the greatest conductors of the time. She had a special rapport with both the reigning sopranos of her day, Maria Callas and Renata Tebaldi, and was widely admired by colleagues and audiences alike for her warmth, sense of humor and professionalism.
In 1936, she made her debut at La Scala and appeared there regularly between 1936 and 1966. She made her debut at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden in 1953, where she likewise appeared regularly between 1963 and 1965. In 1959, Simionato made her debut at the Metropolitan Opera. Simionato also appeared at the Edinburgh Festival (1947), the San Francisco Opera (1953), the Teatro Nacional de São Carlos (1954), the Lyric Opera of Chicago (1954-61), the Vienna State Opera (from 1956), and the Salzburg Festival.
She was featured in Daniel Schmid's award-winning 1984 documentary Il Bacio di Tosca, (Tosca's Kiss) as well as in a hilarious interview by Stefan Zucker in Jan Schmidt-Garre's 1999 film, Opera Fanatic.