Color photo depicting Placido Domingo and Marcel Prawy in Wien. Hand-signed by Placido Domingo.
6x 4 inches. Very fine condition.
The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.
José Plácido Domingo is a Spanish operatic tenor, known for his versatile and strong voice, possessing a ringing and dramatic tone throughout its range. He is considered to be a talented and hard-working musician.
Marcel Horace Frydmann, Ritter von Prawy (1911 - 2003) was an Austrian dramaturg, opera connoisseur and opera critic.
Prawy was born into a Jewish Austro-Hungarian noble family. He studied law, but his life belonged to the opera. As secretary of the tenor Jan Kiepura, he emigrated to the USA when persecution of the Austrian Jews became unbearable in the late 1930s. With the help of his confidante Mártha Eggerth he became acquainted with American musicals and music in general. After the end of the Second World War, Prawy returned to Vienna and brought with him the musical Kiss Me, Kate. It was received by the Viennese with great reservation as they feared the arrival of the American-style musical would spell the end of the traditional Viennese operetta. Nonetheless, Prawy succeeded and was considered henceforth as the one who made German language musicals acceptable and popular.