Hilde Konetzni real-photo, hand signed by Konetzni.
Size: 3,4 x 5,5 inches, very fine condition.
The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.
Hilde Konetzni (1905 - 1980) was an Austrian operatic soprano, particularly associated with Wagner roles, especially Sieglinde, based largely at the Vienna State Opera.
She made her debut in Gablonz, as Sieglinde, in 1929, and sang in Prague from 1932 to 1938. In 1936, she made her debut at the Vienna State Opera and the Paris Opéra, as Donna Elvira. She appeared at the Royal Opera House in London (1938-39), returning in 1947, and at La Scala in Milan, in 1950, as Sieglinde with Furtwaengler.
A stylish singer, she possessed a voice of great beauty, other notable roles included; Agathe, Isolde, Bruennhilde, Elisabeth, Marschalin, Leonora, Chrysothemis, etc.
She was very popular in Vienna, and continued singing small roles until the 1970s. She had a sister Anny Konetzni (1902-1968) who was also a soprano noted for Richard Wagner and Richard Strauss roles.