James King Autograph, 1978, Cavaradossi in Tosca

Update November 21st: We just learned that James King has passed away yesterday. This is a big loss for the Opera World.

James King autograph

James King Autograph, 1978, Cavaradossi in Tosca: “James King autograph on b/w photo, as Mario Cavaradossi in Tosca. Signed 1978 in Wien.

Size: 4.1 x 5.8.

Paper remnants at back otherwise fine condition.

In the early 1960s, at the Vienna State Opera, he sang mainly Wagner and Strauss roles. From 1965 to 1975, he sang at the Bayreuth Festival, as Lohengrin, Siegmund and Parsifal. Not until 1966 was his magnificent voice heard at New York’s Metropolitan Opera House.

His main roles there were Florestan and Lohengrin. He has also sang in the Paris Opera (Calaf, Marico,…), the Royal Opera House (Manrico, the Emperor,…) and the Teatro alla Scala, Milan as Siegmund, Florestan, the Emperor, Bacchus… James King was awarded the title of Kammersänger for the cities of Berlin, Munich, and Vienna and stared four German film productions of opera, television and radio productions. He is presently a voice teacher in the Indiana University School of Music His last recorded appearance was in the 25th anniversary of James Levine at the Metropolitan Opera, in 1996Authentic Autograph, signed in Vienna.”

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.

The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

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.

The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

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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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.

The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

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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Giuseppe Taddei Autograph: Signed Photo, CoA.

Giuseppe Taddei: Real Photo ( Feyer, Wien ) with authentic signature of this important baritone.

The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

 

Giuseppe Taddei autograph

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Size: 3,5 x 5,5 inches, slight wear only.

Giuseppe Taddei (born June 26, 1916) was an Italian baritone known for his work in Italian opera, particularly the works of Giuseppe Verdi, as well as for his work in Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s and Richard Wagner’s operas.

Taddei was born in Genoa and studied and debuted in Rome, where he sang regularly for several years. After being conscripted into the army in 1942, he returned to his singing career in 1946, performing for two seasons at the Vienna State Opera. His specialization in Mozart came later in his career, where he was particularly well known for the roles of Leporello from Don Giovanni and Figaro from Le nozze di Figaro. He recorded these roles with EMI in London with the Philharmonia Orchestra and Carlo Maria Giulini.

Taddei’s wonderful vocal longevity allowed him to continue recording into old age with notable examples of his art being the title role in Verdi’s “Falstaff” with Herbert von Karajan in the 1980s.

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Giuseppe Patane Autograph: Signed 1978 in Wien.

Conductor Giuseppe Patanè autograph on b/w Real – Photo ( Photo de Rota, Trieste ), 4,1 x 5,9 inches.

Giuseppe Patanè autograph

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Giuseppe Patanè (born Naples, 1 January 1932, Italy – died Munich, 29 May 1989) was an Italian opera conductor.

He was the son of the conductor Franco Patanè (1908-1968) and studied in Naples, where he also made his debut in 1951. He died suddenly while conducting a performance of Il Barbiere di Siviglia at the Bavarian State Opera.

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Max Lorenz Autograph from 1943 CoA

Max Lorenz Autograph from 1943 CoA

Max Lorenz Autograph

Max Lorenz: Authentic Autograph on b/w photo by Studio Dietrich. Original-Foto (real photo) Maskenball at the Wiener Staatsoper 1943.
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Max Lorenz (born Max Sülzenfuß, 1901 – 1975) was a German heldentenor famous for Wagner roles.

Lorenz’s operatic and recital career lasted almost three decades. He became known as one of the world’s leading heldentenors, particularly renowned for his performances as Tristan.

At his best in the 1920s and 1930s and 1940s, Lorenz possessed a powerful, ringing voice which he used in an impassioned manner.

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Jess Thomas Autograph on Rheingold Photo 8 x 10 CoA

Jess Thomas Autograph on Rheingold Photo, CoA. 8 x 10

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Jess Thomas, authentic autograph on b/w photo „Jess Thomas as Loge in Das Rheingold“.

8 x 10 inches (20,3 x 25,7 cm), very good condition.

The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

Jess Thomas (1927 –1993) was an American operatic tenor, best known for his Wagner singing.

At age 27 Thomas decided to change careers and to become a singer. He studied intensively with Schulmann for three years before his operatic debut in 1957. 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 1980s included 15 seasons in 109 performances of 15 roles at the Metropolitan Opera in New York City.

He died in San Francisco, California in 1993, aged 66.

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