Helga Dernesch: b/w portrait photo, hand-signed with a silver pen.
The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity. Size: 4,4 x 5,9 inches. Very fine condition.
Helga Dernesch (b. 1939 is an Austrian soprano and mezzo soprano. Critics wrote that: "Her voice had great richness and power, and her strikingly handsome stage appearance and intense acting made her a compelling performer."
She made her Metropolitan Opera debut in 1985 as Marfa in Khovanshchina and subsequently sang Prince Orlofsky in Die Fledermaus (1986), Herodias in Salome, Fricka in Das Rheingold and Die Walkuere, Waltraute in Goetterdaemmerung, and the Nurse Die Frau ohne Schatten. She returned to Met in 1994 for performances as Madame de Croissy in Dialogues des Carmélites and Adelaide in Arabella, and in 1995 as Leocadia Begbick in Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny.
In 1998 she sang Herodias for the Los Angeles Opera, and in 2009 she appeared as Grandmother Buryjovka in Jenufa at the Bavarian State Opera.
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