Jules Massenet Autograph. CoA

Jules Massenet Autograph: Signed Postcard, 1902. CoA

Jules Massenet Autograph

Jules Massenet Autograph. Portrait postcard (Photo Boyer, Paris) with keys at upper left, signed Wien 24 May 1902.

The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

Jules Emile Frederic Massenet (1842 –1912) was a French composer best known for his operas. His compositions were very popular in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and he ranks as one of the greatest melodists of his era. Soon after his death, Massenet’s style went out of fashion, and many of his operas fell into almost total oblivion. Apart from Manon and Werther, his works were rarely performed. However, since the mid-1970s, many operas of his such as Thaïs and Esclarmonde have undergone periodic revivals.

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Chinese stamp set Stage Art of Mei Lan-fang

Stage Art of Mei Lan-fang Stamp Set CTO

Chinese stamp set 1962 „Stage Art of Mei Lan-fang“.

Original gum, well centered, fresh gum, no aging. Very fine condition – the stamps come from a well cultivated European collection. Cancelled to order.

Scott# 620 – 627. Michel Nr. 648-655.

 

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Jess Thomas: Great Autograph on 7 x 10 Photo CoA – col8676

Jess Thomas: Great Autograph on 7 x 10 Photo CoA – col8676

 

Jess Thomas (1927 – 1993) was a lyric and Wagnerian tenor. He was awarded the Wagner medal at Bayreuth, Germany in 1963. His many appearances in North America and Europe between the late 1950s and early 80s included 15 seasons in 95 performances of 15 roles at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York City.

Debut in 1957 for the San Francisco Opera in Richards Strauss’s Der Rosenkavalier performing as the Haufhofmeister. In 1958, he debuted in the title role of Lohengrin for the Karlsruhe Staatstheater at the commencement of a career in Germany. Thomas appeared as Bacchus in Ariadne auf Naxos at the Munich Festival.

It was at Bayreuth that he established his reputation as a Wagnerian tenor performing in Wagner operas as Parsifal, Lohengrin, Walther in Meistersinger, Tannhäuser and Siegfried. In 1963, he joined the cast of the Metropolitan Opera appearing in 95 performances for 15 years. Amongst the highlights of his career with the Metropolitan Opera was appearing at the opening of the Lincoln Center hall in the first performance of Samuel Barber’s Anthony and Cleopatra with Leontyne Price.

Thomas’s farewell performance took place in Washington DC in a guest performance of Parsifal by the Metropolitan Opera in 1982. (Item #col8676)

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Elisabeth Schwarzkopf Autograph on b/w Photo. CoA

Elisabeth Schwarzkopf Autograph on Photo, CoA

Elisabeth Schwarzkopf Autograph
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Elisabeth Schwarzkopf b/w Photo, hand-signed.

4,9 x 6,5 inches (12,3 x 16,5 cm), good condition.

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Dame Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, DBE (1915 –2006) was a German-born Austrian/British soprano opera singer and recitalist. She was among the most renowned opera singers of the 20th century, much admired for her performances of Mozart, Schubert, Strauss and Wolf.

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Tenor Peter Anders Autograph, CoA

Peter Anders Autograph, CoA

 

 

Peter Anders as Saenger in Rosenkavalier, hand-signed.

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10 x 14,5 cm, good condition.

Peter Anders (July 1, 1908 – September 10, 1954) was a German operatic tenor who sang a wide range of parts in the German, Italian, and French repertories.

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Leo Slezak Autograph on 6×8 Photo, CoA

Leo Slezak signed Photo 6 x 8, CoA

 

 

Leo Slezak autograph on portrait photo (Residenz Atelier Wien), photgraphed with scrim diffuser.

15,5 x 21,2 cm, (6 x 8,4 inches) very good condition.

The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

Leo Slezak (1873 – 1946) was a world-famous Moravian tenor. He was associated in particular with German opera as well as the title role in Verdi’s Otello.

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The 3 Tenors: Great Photos with Authentic Autographs

The 3 Tenors: Great Photos with Authentic Autographs.

Pavarotti, Domingo, Carreras: Desirable lot of 3 photos, each one with authentic signature.

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The Luciano Pavarotti autograph is from 1984, Placido Domingo autograph from 3 Tenors Autographs 1981 and the Jose Carreras signature from, 1983. All 3 have been signed in Wien. 3 single photos, same size: 4 x 6 inches. They would match perfectly if matted for display.

All 3 are in very fine condition and they come with a Certificate of Authenticity.

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Anna Pavlova Autograph. Russian Prima Ballerina

Anna Pavlova Autograph. Russian Prima Ballerina

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Anna Pavlova postcard with the famous Russian dancer as „Dying Swan“ in Tchaikovsky’s ballet Swan Sea. The postcard comes for a well know collection.

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Anna Pavlovna (Matveyevna) Pavlova (Russian: Анна Павловна (Матвеевна) Павлова; (also Pawlowa 1881 – 1931) was a Russian prima ballerina of the late 19th and the early 20th centuries. She was a principal artist of the Imperial Russian Ballet and the Ballets Russes of Sergei Diaghilev. Pavlova is most recognized for the creation of the role The Dying Swan and, with her own company, became the first ballerina to tour ballet around the world.

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Franco Bonisolli Autograph on Photo, CoA

Franco Bonisolli Autograph on Fayer Photo. CoA

 

Franco Bonisolli: Hand-signed color-photo (Studio Fayer), signed in Wien in 1984.

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Franco Bonisolli (1938 –2003) was an Italian operatic tenor, particularly associated with the Italian repertory, notably as Manrico and Calaf.

Bonisolli made his debut in Spoleto, as Ruggero, in 1962 and quickly established himself throughout Italy, appearing first in lyric roles such as, Nemorino, Duca di Mantua, Alfredo, Rodolfo, des Grieux, Hoffmann, etc.

He began an international career in the early 1970s, with debut at the Vienna State Opera, the Salzburg Festival, the Paris Opera, the Metropolitan Opera, etc., and began expanding his repertory to include more dramatic roles, notably Arnold, Don Jose, Manrico, Radames, Otello, Cavaradossi, Calaf, etc.

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Wilhelm Kienzl Autograph, hand written Album Page from 1908. COA

 

Wilhelm Kienzl Autograph, hand written Album Page from 1908. COA

 

Wilhelm Kienzl autograph
Wilhelm Kienzl autograph

Wilhem Kienzl: Album-page with a line from Evangelimann: „Selig sind, die Verfolgung leiden“, „Leben ist Streben“, date 1908 March 16th and his signatur: Dr. Wilh. Kienzl“

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11,1 x 18,6 cm, very good condition.

Wilhelm Kienzl (1857 – 1941) was an Austrian composer.

In 1894, he wrote his third and most famous opera, Der Evangelimann, but was unable to match its success with Don Quixote (1897). Only Der Kuhreigen (1911) reached a similar level of popularity, and that very briefly.

In 1917, Kienzl moved to Vienna, where his first wife, the Wagnerian soprano Lili Hoke, died in 1919, and he married Henny Bauer, the librettist of his three most recent operas, in 1921.

 


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