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Lot with Maria Jeritza Autograph Photos and Facsimile Letter

Lot with Maria Jeritza Autograph, Photos and Facsimile Letter
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Maria Jeritza: Hand signed photo, 2 unused photo-postcards and 2-pages facsimile letter from the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Montreal (with heavy wear at corners).

The photos are app. 9 x 13,5 cm, the letter is 15,2 x 22,8 cm.

The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.


Maria Jeritza (1887 – 1982) was a celebrated Czech soprano singer, long associated with the Vienna State Opera (1912–1935) and the Metropolitan Opera (1921–1932 and 1951). Her sensational rise to fame and spectacular beauty and personality earned her the nickname "The Moravian Thunderbolt".

On 16 November 1926, she starred in the title role of Puccini's Turandot in its North American premiere at the Metropolitan, where she also created the title or leading soprano roles in Janá?ek's Jenufa (1924), Wolf-Ferraris I gioielli della Madonna (1925), Korngolds Violanta (1927), Richard Strauss's Die Aegyptische Helena (1928), and Suppes Boccaccio (1931) and Donna Juanita (1932).

She was as popular at the Metropolitan as in Vienna, especially as Tosca, Carmen and Massenets Thais. She appeared in an early sound film Grossfuerstin Alexandra for which Franz Lehar wrote the song 'Du und ich sind für einander bestimmt'.




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