Leonie Rysanek: b/w real photo with authentic autograph of the famous Austrian soprano Leonie Rysanek.
The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.
4,1 x 6,0 inches photograph. Small, repaired, tear at right margins otherwise good condition.
Leopoldine "Leonie" Rysanek (1926 –1998) was an Austrian dramatic soprano.
Leonie Rysanek's voice was astride the spinto and dramatic soprano voices in certain roles.
Although her voice fell in the upper end of the jugendlich-dramatisch and dramatischer sopran categories in the German repertoire, it was exclusively dramatic by Italian operatic standards. In the octave just above middle C, the voice could sound dry with wobbly intonation, but at the top of the staff it blossomed into one of the most glorious sounds of the twentieth century. Her endurance in the high tessitura of Strauss' operas is legendary.
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