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Vladimiro Ganzarolli - 1936-2010, Italian bass - 4 x 6 inches (10.5 x 15 cm) autographed photo showing him in Semiramide at La Scala Milan, with dedication in Italian, and dated 1969. £18   

  

 

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Leyla Gencer - 1928-2008, Turkish soprano who had a highly successful career in Italy at La Scala Milan, Theatro di San Carlo Naples and at ROH Covent Garden. Best known for Donizetti roles, especially the title roles in Anna Bolena, Lucrezia Borgia and Maria Stuarda - 4.75 x 7.25 inches (12 x 18 cm) autographed photo; signed in pale blue ink, firmer and clearer than appears on scan, signed: "Leyla Gencer, 1961". Scarce signed photo.  £90 

 

   

 

        

    

Nicolai Ghiuselev - born 1936, Bulgarian bass with wide repertoire, best known as Boris Godunov, Philip, Mefistofele and Ramfis - 3.75 x 5.5 inches (9.5 x 14.5 cm) autographed photo showing him as King Philip in Don Carlo. £20     

   

    

 

 

  

   

Giuseppe Giacomini - born 1940, Italian tenor; outstanding in spinto roles such as Manrico, Cavaradossi, Alvaro and Calaf - 5 x 7 inches (12 x 18 cm) autographed photo showing him as Don Carlo at the Metropolitan Opera. £24   [ref: GG1]   

  

  

 

 

  

  

Giuseppe Giacomini - born 1940, Italian tenor, outstanding in spinto roles such as Manrico, Cavaradossi, Alvaro and Calaf - 5 x 7 inches (13 x 18 cm) autographed photo showing him as Calaf, with dedication: "Ad Ettore, vivamente, Giuseppe Giacomini". £18   [ref: GG2]         

  

 

 

 

 

  

 

               

 

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Bonaldo Giaiotti - born 1932, Italian bass who sang at the Metropolitan Opera New York from 1960; he played a huge number of different roles, but was at his best in fatherly and priestly roles such as Padre Guardiano, Ramphis, and Timur. In 1986 he made his La Scala debut as Rodolpho in La Somnambula - 4 x 6 inches (10.5 x 15 cm) autographed photo, with dedication, signed: " A Ernst Wirt, cordialmente, Bonaldo Giaiotti 11.6.1969 N.Y.". £25

 

 

 

 

      

Beniamino Gigli - 1890-1957, Italian tenor; one of the greatest singers of the 20th century, whose lyric voice was powerful enough to cope with more dramatic roles. He made his Met debut in 1920 in Boito's Mefistofele, remaining there for 12 years and singing 28 roles; in 1930 he made his Covent Garden debut as Andrea Chenier, and sang in all of Europe's major opera houses. After WW2 he managed to shrug off his reputation as Mussolini's favourite singer, and was singing right up to his death - autograph on 4.75 x 3.75 inches (12 x 9.5 cm) blue page cut from autograph book, dated 1949. £35   [ref: BG1]
       

   

   

 

 

  

 

             

 

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Beniamino Gigli - 1890-1957, Italian tenor; one of the greatest singers of the 20th century, whose lyric voice was powerful enough to cope with more dramatic roles. He made his Met debut in 1920 in Boito's Mefistofele, remaining there for 12 years and singing 28 roles; in 1930 he made his Covent Garden debut as Andrea Chenier, and sang in all of Europe's major opera houses. After WW2 he managed to shrug off his reputation as Mussolini's favourite singer, and he was singing regularly right up to his death  - 3.5 x 5.5 inches (9 x 14 cm) autographed photo, dated 1949. Condition: small paper fragment stuck to reverse where item has been in album. £120  [ref: BG2]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Beniamino Gigli - 1890-1957, Italian tenor; one of the greatest singers of the 20th century, whose lyric voice was powerful enough to cope with more dramatic roles. He made his Metropolitan Opera debut in 1920 in Boito's Mefistofele, remaining there for 12 years and singing 28 roles; in 1930 he made his Covent Garden debut as Andrea Chenier, and sang in all of Europe's major opera houses. After WW2 he managed to shrug off his reputation as Mussolini's favourite singer, and he was singing regularly right up to his death - 6.5 x 9.5 inches (16 x 24 cm) large autographed photo, dated 1953. Lovely autograph, signed in blue-black biro, on a very unusual humorous photo. Condition: slight wear to corners, and on reverse small marks in the corners where item has been mounted in album. £130   [ref: BG3]

 

 

 

 

 

       

Francis Ginzer - born 1955, Canadian soprano - 4 x 6 inches (10 x 15 cm) autographed photo showing her as Violetta in La Traviata, with dedication: "For Robin Wilding with affection, Francis Ginzer" in gold ink. £13   

   

  

 

  

   

   

                               

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Tito Gobbi - 1913-1984, Italian baritone, a major figure in post-war opera; a great singing actor, best known for his powerful Verdi and Puccini interpretations. He made his debut at La Scala in 1942 as Belcore, and his Covent Garden debut in 1953 in the same role, making his Metropolitan Opera debut in 1956 as Scarpia, possibly his most famous role. He was also the leading Iago, Posa, Boccanegra, Falstaff and Rigoletto of his age - 5 x 3.5 inches (12.5 x 9 cm) autographed photo. £55

 

 

 

 

              

Jill Gomez - born 1942, Trinidadian soprano - 3.5 x 5.5 inches (9 x 14 cm) autographed photo, signed: "With best wishes, Jill Gomez". £15   

   

   

 

 

  

  

Gunnar Graarud - 1886-1960, Norwegian tenor who sang with Berlin State Opera in the 1920s and Vienna State Opera in the 1930s; he performed frequently at Bayreuth where he was considered one of the finest Tristans ever - he sang Tristan on the first recording of Tristan und Isolde in 1928 - 3.5 x 5.5 inches (9 x 14 cm) autographed photo showing him as Tristan. £75  [ref: GG1]     

   

  

  

  

  

Gunnar Graarud - 1886-1960, Norwegian tenor who sang with Berlin State Opera in the 1920s and Vienna State Opera in the 1930s; he performed frequently at Bayreuth where he was considered one of the finest Tristans ever - he sang Tristan on the first recording of Tristan und Isolde in 1928 - 3.5 x 5.5 inches (9 x 14 cm) autographed photo showing him as Tristan. £75   [ref: GG2]                

   

 

 

     

  

  

Sydney Granville - 1880-1959, British baritone; he joined the D'Oyly Carte Opera Company in 1907, initially in the chorus, later becoming one of their most famous artists, singing lyric baritone roles including Counsel (Trial By Jury), Samuel (Pirates of Penzance), Pish-Tush (The Mikado), Strephon (Iolanthe) and Luiz (The Gondoliers). He later sang heavier roles including Pooh-Bah (The Mikado), Private Willis (Iolanthe), Sergeant of Police (Pirates of Penzance) and King Hildebrand (Princess Ida) - 3.5 x 5.5 inches (9 x 14 cm) autographed Parkslee postcard showing him as Grosvenor in Patience, signed: "Yours sincerely, Sydney Granville". £25   [ref: SG1]      

 

 

 

 

  

 

          

 

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Sydney Granville - 1880-1959, British baritone; he joined the D'Oyly Opera Company in 1907, initially in the chorus, later becoming one of their most famous artists, singing lyric baritone roles including: Counsel (Trial By Jury), Samuel (Pirates of Penzance), Pish-Tush (The Mikado), Strephon (Iolanthe) and Luiz (The Gondoliers). He later sang heavier baritone roles including Pooh-Bah (The Mikado), Private Willis (Iolanthe), Sergeant of Police (Pirates of Penzance) and King Hildebrand (Princess Ida) - 3.5 x 5.5 inches (9 x 14 cm) autographed Parkslee postcard showing him as Cox in Cox and Box, signed: "All good wishes, Sydney Granville". £25   [ref: SG2]

 

 

 

 

 

         

 

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Sydney Granville - 1880-1959, British baritone; he joined the D'Oyly Carte Opera Company in 1907, initially in the chorus, later becoming one of their most famous artists, singing baritone roles including: Counsel (Trial By Jury), Samuel (Pirates of Penzance), Pish-Tush (The Mikado) and Luiz (The Gondoliers). He later sang heavier baritone roles including Pooh-Bah (The Mikado), Private Willis (Iolanthe), Sergeant of Police (The Pirates of Penzance) and King Hildebrand (Princess Ida) - 3.5 x 5.5 inches (9 x 14 cm) autographed Parkslee postcard showing him as Giuseppe in The Gondoliers, signed: "Yours sincerely, Sydney Granville". £25   [ref: SG3]

 

 

 

 

 

          

 

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Martyn Green - 1899-1975, British baritone and actor; he joined the D'Oyly Carte Opera Company in 1922, initially in the chorus, but by 1931 he was the company's principal comedian, playing all of the Gilbert and Sullivan patter roles, including Major-General Stanley (The Pirates of Penzance), Ko-Ko (The Mikado), Bunthorne (Patience), The Lord Chancellor (Iolanthe) and the Duke of Plaza-Toro (The Gondoliers). In 1951 he moved to New York and appeared on Broadway and in films, continuing to perform even after losing a leg in an accident in 1959 - 3.5 x 5.5 inches 9 x 14 cm) autographed postcard showing him as Jack Point in The Yeomen of the Guard, signed: "Yours sincerely, Martyn Green" and dated on the reverse: "St. Valentine's Day 1933". £40

 

 

 

 

      

Richard Green - 1866-1914, British baritone; created the role of Sir George Vernon in Sir Arthur Sullivan's opera Haddon Hall, and was a notable Giuseppe in The Gondoliers. He had constant money worries, and committed suicide aged 47, throwing himself in front of a train - autographed 3.5 x 5.5 inches (9 x 14 cm) postcard showing him as Giuseppe in The Gondoliers with Jessie Rose, postally-used in 1907. Scarce autograph. £30
     

   

 
 

 

  

   

        

 

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Josef Greindl - 1912-1993, German bass who made his debut at Krefeld as Hunding, then sang with Berlin Staatsoper. He made his Bayreuth debut in 1943 as Pogner, and sang regularly there for the next two decades; he made his Metropolitan Opera debut as King Henry in 1952, and his Covent Garden debut as Hans Sachs in 1963. His repertory included Boris, Rocco, Osmin, Philip II, the Commendatore, King Mark and Sarastro- 4 x 6 inches (10 x 15 cm) autographed photo showing him as Don Alfonso in Cosi Fan Tutte, firmly signed in blue biro. Condition: slight wear to corners. £18   [ref: JG1] 

 

 

 

 

        

Josef Greindl - 1912-1993, German bass who made his debut at Krefeld as Hunding, then sang with Berlin Staatsoper. He made his Bayreuth debut in 1943 as Pogner, and sang regularly there for the next two decades; he made his Met debut as King Henry in 1952, and his Covent Garden debut as Hans Sachs in 1963. His repertory included Boris, Rocco, Osmin, Philip, Commendatore, King Mark and Sarastro - 5 x 7 inches (13 x 18 cm) autographed photo showing him as Wanderer in Siegfried. £25   [ref: JG2]     

 

 

 

 

  

 

Donald Grobe - 1929-1986, American lyric tenor who sang at the Deutche Oper Berlin during the 1960s, 70s and 80s. He made his debut at Chicago as Borsa in Rigoletto. He sang Froh in Das Rheingold at the Met in 1968, and created the role of Wilhelm in Henze's opera Der junge Lord. He was Aschenbach in the German premiere of Britten's Death in Venice - 3.5 x 5 inches (9 x 13 cm) autographed photo, signed "Hertzliebst! Donald Grose". £15      

 

 

 

 

  

     

George Grossmith - 1847-1912, British singer, actor, composer, writer and comedian; best remembered for creating nine leading characters in the comic operas of Gilbert and Sullivan, including Sir Joseph Porter (HMS Pinafore), the Major-General (Pirates of Penzance), KoKo (The Mikado) and Jack Point (The Yeomen of the Guard). In the 1890s he was hugely famous as a performer of his own songs, and for writing the comic novel The Diary of a Nobody in collaboration with his brother Weedon Grossmith - 3.5 x 5.5 inches (9 x 14 cm) autographed postcard, signed by him: "Yours faithfully Geo: Grossmith". £150

 

 

N.B. Not to be confused with his actor son, George Grossmith junior 

     

  

 

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Edita Gruberova - born 1946, Slovak soprano; in 1970 she made her debut at the Vienna Staatsoper as the Queen of the Night, the role in which she made her Glyndebourne debut in 1974 and her Metropolitan Opera debut in 1977, and within a few years had established herself as one of the world's leading coloratura sopranos. She made her Covent Garden debut as Giulietta in Bellini's I Capuletti e i Montecchi in 1974; her other roles include Zerbinetta, Lucia, Gilda, Violetta, Oscar, Manon and Donna Anna, most of which she has recorded - 7 x 5 inches (18 x 13 cm) autographed informal photo. £20

 

 

 

 

   

Hilde Güden - 1917-1988, Austrian soprano who initially sang operetta at the Vienna Volksoper, then made her operatic debut in 1939 as Cherubino at Zurich and from 1941 sang at the Munich Staatsoper where she played Sophie at the invitation of Richard Strauss. She made her Covent Garden debut in 1947, returning in 1956 to sing Gilda, the role with which she made her Met debut in 1951. In subsequent seasons she was a huge favourite there, singing Susanna, Zdenka (Arabella), Mimi, Michaela, and she was the Anne Truelove in the USA premiere of The Rake's Progress in 1953 - 3.5 x 5.5 inches (9 x 14 cm) autographed Decca publicity card. £35     

 

 

 

 

  

 

Giangiacomo Guelfi - 1924-2012, Italian baritone who studied with the legendary Titta Ruffo. He made his debut in 1952 at La Scala Milan, going on to perform in Venice, Florence, Lisbon, Naples and Covent Garden, and he made his Metropolitan Opera debut in 1970. He was best known for his Verdi and Puccini roles including Nabucco, Attila, Macbeth, Di Luna, Amonasro, Scarpia and Don Carlos (Forza del Destino). His Jack Rance (Fanciulla del West) was particularly admired, and he recorded the role opposite Tebaldi - 5 x 7 inches (13 x 18 cm) autographed photo, signed: "Giangiacomo Guelfi, La Scala, 1957". Condition: creasing and wear to all four corners. £35

        

 

 

 

 

  

                     

Nancy Gustafson - born 1956, American soprano, particularly noted for her Katya Kabanova, Arabella, Ellen Orford (Peter Grimes) and Tatyana. she has sung at all of the world's major opera houses; her first major engagement was as Marguerite in Faust for Chicago Lyric Opera, and she made her debut at La Scala Milan as Eva. A regular at the Vienna Staatsoper and the Met, she has recently added the roles of Strauss' Salome and The Marschallin to her repertoire - 5 x 7 inches (13 x 18 cm) autographed photo, showing her as Gounod's Juliette, nicely signed in black marker-pen. £25       

 

    

      

   

  

 

Hakon Hagegard - born 1945, Swedish baritone who made a speciality of singing Papageno, a role that he played in Ingmar Bergman's 1975 film of The Magic Flute. He sang the Count (Capriccio), Guglielmo and Mozart's Count at ROH Covent Garden, and he was a favourite at the Met where he sang Rossini's Figaro, Malatesta, Eisenstein and Wolfram. Other roles include Onegin, Don Giovanni, and more recently Ford, Rigoletto and Pelleas - 5 x 7 inches (13 x 18 cm) autographed photo. £35      

 

 

 

 

  

 

Julia Hamari - born 1942, Hungarian mezzo-soprano, best known as a contralto soloist in oratorios and cantatas by Bach. At Stuttgart she sang Carmen, and ahe made her Met debut in 1983 as Rosina in The Barber of Seville - 3.5 x 5.5 inches (9 x 14 cm) autographed photo signed in firm blue biro - autograph is nicer than shows up on scan. £20     

  

  

  

 

  

       

Joan Hammond - 1912-1996, Australian soprano whose recording of Puccini's O Mio Babino Caro was one of the best-selling recordings of the 1940s - autograph on 4 x 6 inches (10 x 15 cm) yellow card, signed: "with best wishes, Joan Hammond". £15 

  

  

 

 

  

  

          

 

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Derek Hammond-Stroud - 1926-2012, British baritone: a pupil of Gerhard Husch he was initially known for his lieder recitals. He sang with Sadlers Wells Opera, including Papgeno, Dr. Bartolo in Il Barbiere,  and Melitone in La Forza del Destino. For English National Opera he was Alberich in the famous Reginald Goodall Ring Cycle, Beckmesser in The Mastersingers, and Faninal in Der Rosenkavalier, this latter role he sang all over the world including at The Metropolitan Opera. An excellent actor, he was superb in Gilbert and Sullivan comic operas playing Ko-Ko in The Mikado, Bunthorne in Patience and Jack Point in The Yeomen of the Guard - 3.5 x 5.5 inches (9 x 14 cm) autographed photo showing him as Faninal in Der Rosenkavalier at The Met. £20

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thomas Hampson - born 1955, American baritone, whose large repertoire includes Rossini's Figaro (the role with which he made his Covent Garden debut in 1993), Guglielmo, the Count, Posa, Malatesta, Marcello and Don Giovanni. At the Met he is a regular including singing the role of Werther in the baritone version which Massenet composed for Battistini, and with Amfortas and Posa he has started moving into Verdi roles. He has made a huge number of recordings, and in recitals makes a speciality of Mahler lieder and songs by American composers such as Charles Ives - 5 x 6.75 inches (13 x 17 cm) autographed photo, signed in thick silver pen.   SOLD      

 

 

  

  

  
 

Roy Henderson - 1899-2000, British (Scottish) baritone with a vast repertoire, famous on the concert platform for Delius (The Mass of Life, Sea Drift), Vaughan Williams (Sea Symphony, Serenade to Music, Five Tudor Portraits) and Oratorio (Elizah, St Matthew Passion); and in opera at Covent Garden (Donner, Kothner, The Herald) and Glyndebourne in Mozart (The Count, Papageno, Guglielmo, Massetto) - 3.5 x 5.5 inches (9 x 14 cm) autographed postcard, signed bottom right in dark blue ink, much clearer than shows up in scan. Condition: silvering of image along top, right-hand and bottom edges. £25    

  

 

 

 

  

           

Barbara Hendricks - born 1948, American soprano - 5.5 x 7 inches (14 x 18 cm) autographed photo, signed: "best wishes, Barbara Hendtricks". £25
      

  

     

 

 

  

   

 

 

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Ben Heppner - born 1956, Canadian operatic tenor specialising in dramatic roles such as Tristan, Otello, Walther, Lohengrin, Calaf and Florestan at major opera house including the Metropolitan Opera - 5 x 7 inches (13 x 18 cm) autographed photo, signed in gold ink. £15

 

 

 

 

 

Evelyn Herlitzius - born 1963, German soprano. In 2002 she sang Brunnhilde at Bayreuth, and in 2006 and 2007 she sang Kundry there. She has sung throughout Europe, particularly for the Vienna Staatsoper, and her roles include Isolde, Katya Kabanova, Leonore in Fidelio and Maria in Wozzeck - 4 x 6 inches (10 x 15 cm) autographed photo, nicely signed in black marker-pen. £20     

 

 

 

 

  

    

Ruth Hesse - born 1936, German mezzo-soprano who spent the majority of her career with Deutche Oper Berlin, singing, amongst other roles, Carmen, Eboli, Fricka, Herodias, Mistress Quickly and Clytemnestra. From 1966 she regularly sang at the Vienna state Opera where her roles included Ortrud, Brangane and Eboli, and in 1969 she made her Covent Garden debut as the Nurse in Die Frau Ohne Shatten - 4 x 6 inches (10.5 x 15 cm) autographed photo. £15     

 

 

 

 

  

    

Jean Hindmarsh - born 1932, British soprano, best known for her Gilbert and Sullivan principal soprano roles for the D'Oyly Carte Opera Company, including the title roles in Princess Ida and Patience, Josephine in HMS Pinafore, Mabel in The Pirates of Penzance, Elsie in The Yeomen of the Guard and Gianetta in The Gondoliers - autograph on 4.5 x 3.75 inches (11.5 x 9.5 cm) pink page from autograph book, nicely signed in blue-black ink. £12     

 

 

 

 

  

  

Ludwig Hofmann - 1895-1964, German bass whose large range enabled him to sing heldenbaritone roles as well as bass; he performed at Bayreuth from 1928-1942, and was a regular at the Metropolitan Opera where he frequently sang with Lauritz Melchior as Hagen, King Marke and Pizarro. After WW2 he sang at Vienna Staatsoper and ROH Covent Garden - 3.5 x 5.5 inches (9 x 14 cm) autographed photo, showing him as King Marke. £60    

  

 

 

 

  

 

Heinz Holecek -  1938-2012, Austrian bass-baritone. A much-loved actor and entertainer, he made his stage debut at the Vienna Volksoper as Papageno, and went on to sing operetta and buffo roles in Paris, Rome, Barcelona, Stuttgart, Munich and Berlin including both Falke and Frank in Die Fledermaus, Mozart's Figaro, Leporello, Guglielmo, Rossini's Bartolo and Fra Melitone in La Forza del Destino - 3.5 x 5.5. inches autographed photo, signed "Hertzliebst, Heinz Holecek". £25

     

 

 

  

  

     

    

Elisabeth Hongen - 1906-1997, German contralto; singing Ortrud, Fricka, Erda, Lady Macbeth, Eboli, Amneris and Carmen at Vienna State Opera, ROH Covent Garden, Salzburg and the Metropolitan Opera New York - 3.5 x 5.5 inches (9 x 14 cm) autographed photo showing her in Wagner's Rienzi. £40   

  

 

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Ann Hood - 1940-2000, British soprano; she sang with the D'Oyly Carte Opera Company where her Gilbert and Sullivan roles included Josephine (HMS Pinafore), Elsie (The Yeomen of the Guard), Patience, Rose Maybud (Ruddigore) and Gianetta (The Gondoliers). For Sadlers Wells Opera she sang a number of roles including Gilda (Rigoletto) and Fiordilligi (Cosi Fan Tutte) - autograph on 4.5 x 3.75 inches (11.5 x 9.5 cm) page from autograph book, nicely signed in blue biro. £10

     

      

 

 

 

 

 

  

      

Hans Hotter - 1909-2003, German bass-baritone, one of the greatest Wagner singers of all time, unbeatable as Wotan and the Dutchman; with a large repertoire, he sang at all of the world's major opera houses and concert halls, making his ROH Covent Garden debut in 1947 as Mozart's Count and Don Giovanni, returning for Hans Sachs which he first sang in English! At the Met and Bayreuth he sang Sachs, the Dutchman and Wotan for many years - 4 x 6 inches (10.5 x 15 cm) autographed photo, dated 1982 on reverse. £40   [ref: HH1]       

   

 

   

  

  

 

Hans Hotter - 1909-2003, German bass-baritone, one of the greatest Wagner singers of all time, unbeatable as Wotan and the Dutchman; with a large repertoire he sang at all of the world's major opera houses, making his ROH Covent Garden debut in 1947 as Mozart's Count and Don Giovanni, returning for Hans Sachs which he first sang in English! At the Met and Bayreuth he sang Sachs, the Dutchman and Wotan for many years - 3.5 x 5.5 inches (9 x 14 cm) autographed Fayer photo dating from the 1940s; lovely earlier autograph and photo. £50   [ref: HH3]     

  

  

 

  

  

 

Hans Hotter - 1909-2003, German bass-baritone, one of the greatest Wagnerr singers of all time; unbeatable as Wotan and the Dutchman. He made his Covent Garden debut in 1947 as Mozart's Count and Don giovanni, and at the Metropolitan Opera and Bayreuth he sang Sachs, the Dutchman and Wotan for many years - 3.5 x 5.5 inches (9 x 14 cm) autographed record-company publicity card, dating from the 1960s. £40   [ref: HH4]  

          

 

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Hans Hotter - 1909-2003, German bass-baritone, one of the greatest Wagner singers of all time, unbeatable as Wotan and the Dutchman; with a large repertoire he sang at all of the world's major opera houses, making his ROH Covent Garden debut in 1947 as Mozart's Count and Don Giovanni, returning for Hans Sachs which he first sang in English! At the Met and Bayreuth he sang Sachs, the Dutchman and Wotan for many years - autograph on 6 x 4 inches (15 x 10 cm) blue card. £25    [ref: HH2]    

   

   

 

     

  

          

Gwynne Howell - born 1938, British (Welsh) bass, who frequently sang atthe Royal Opera House and English National Opera, a fine Hans Sachs, Padre Guardiano, Philip II, Ferrando, Sarastro and Sparafucile - 5 x 7 inches (12.5 x 18 cm) autographed photo. £20        

 

   

  

   

    

  

 

Anne Howells - born 1941, British mezzo-soprano. She was a member of the Royal Opera for many years, making her Covent Garden debut in 1967 as Flora in La Traviata; her other roles there included Despina, Cherubino and Zerlina. Her Metropolitan Opera debut was as Octavian in 1985 - autograph on 6 x 4 inches (15 x 10 cm) coloured page from autograph book, signed: "To Peter, Anne Howells". Autograph comes with an unsigned 4 x 6 inches photo of her] £12

  

 

 

 

 

  

 

   

 

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David Hughes - 1925-1972, British pop singer, who then trained as an operatic tenor. He had a heart-attack on stage at the London Coliseum whilst singing Pinkerton in Madame Butterfly, and died the following day - 4.75 x 6.5 inches (12 x 16.5 cm) autographed photo, signed: "Nice to meet you, David Hughes" in deeply-indented biro, clearer than is shown on these scans. £20

 

 

   

 

  

Luigi Infantino - 1921-1991, Italian tenor who performed Lyric/Spinto roles in Parma (Rodolpho), La Scala Milan (Nadir, Ramiro), Naples, Bologna and New York City Opera (Alfredo, The Duke of Mantua, Pinkerton, Don Ottavio). He made concert tours of Britain and Australia, and made a number of recordings - autograph on 5.5 x 3.5 inches 14 x 9 cm) page from autograph book. £15      

  

  

 

 

  

     

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