Teresa Berganza: b/w studio portrait-photo, hand signed by Teresa Berganza in Wien.
The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.
Size: 4,9 x 5 inches, fine condition.
Teresa Berganza (born 1935), Spanish opera singer, is one of the foremost mezzo-sopranos of the third quarter of the 20th century.
Berganza made her operatic debut as Dorabella in Così fan tutte in 1957 at the Aix-en-Provence Festival. That same year, she made her Teatro alla Scala debut and the following year her debut at Glyndebourne. In 1959, Berganza made her first appearances at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden as Rosina in Il barbiere di Siviglia, which became one of her signature roles. In 1967, she made her Metropolitan Opera debut as Cherubino in Le nozze di Figaro.
As a recitalist, Berganza made her Carnegie Hall debut in 1964. Her concert repertoire includes Spanish, French, German, and Russian songs. From 1957 to 1977 Berganza was married to the composer and pianist Félix Lavilla, with whom she recorded and performed regularly and with whom she has three children, including soprano Cecilia Lavilla Berganza.
Berganza shared the 1991 Prince of Asturias Award for arts and letters with six other Spanish singers.
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