Tenor Neil Shicoff: Color promotion postcard, hand signed by Neil Shicoff in Wien.
The autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.
Size: 4 x 6 inches, very fine condition.
Neil Shicoff is an American opera singer known for his lyric tenor singing and his dramatic, emotional acting.
Neil Shicoff was born in Brooklyn, New York. He studied at the Juilliard School of Music, with his father and Franco Corelli in the early 1980s. His professional debut as a tenor lead in a big opera house was in the title role in Verdi's Ernani, conducted by James Levine in Cincinnati in 1975.
In 1976, Shicoff made his debut at the Metropolitan Opera as Rinuccio in Gianni Schicchi conducted by Levine. Shicoff was then engaged by the Met to sing the tenor leads in Rigoletto, La Bohème, Der Rosenkavalier, and Werther, which was to become one of his signature roles. He soon sang in the major opera houses in the U.S. and Europe, winning good notices and recording some of his roles.
In 1978, Shicoff married fellow Juilliard graduate, lyric soprano Judith Haddon.
After a famously public and acrimonious split from his wife in 1989, Shicoff had an onstage nervous breakdown during a performance of Werther at the Met.
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