Francesco Araiza: b/w photo of the important tenor, hand signed in Wien.
The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.
Very fine condition, (4,1 x 5,9 inches, 10,5 x 14,8 cm).
José Francisco Araiza Andrade (born 1950), is a Mexican operatic tenor who has sung leading roles in the major opera houses of Europe and North America.
He made his operatic debut in 1970 in Mexico City as First Prisoner in Beethoven's Fidelio. Araiza initially came to international prominence singing in Mozart and Rossini operas, but in the 1980s broadened his repertoire to include Italian and French lyric tenor roles and Wagnerian roles such as Lohengrin and Walther von Stolzing.
He was made a Kammersänger of the Vienna State Opera in 1988. Now retired from the opera stage, he teaches singing and serves on the juries of several international singing competitions.
Francesco Araiza Autograph on Photo. CoA