Inscribed Photograph Signed.: HEMPEL, Frieda (1885-1955).

Inscribed Photograph Signed.

HEMPEL, Frieda (1885-1955).

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German operatic soprano who sang with the New York Metropolitan Opera from 1912 to 1919; reknowned for her wildly popular Jenny Lind concerts in the 1920s. IPS, 3½" X 5½", n.p., n.d. Inscribed to pianist John G. Leiser. Fine. Striking full-length outdoors pose in fur coat, standing in an elaborate formal garden, boldly inscribed in black fountain pen across the center "To John G. Leiser / with all good wishes / Frieda Hempel." With original envelope. Accompanied by TLS from secretary, 2pp, 8½" X 11", [New York, NY], 1926 March 19. Addressed to John Leiser. Very good. Tells "the origin of the Jenny Lind concerts": "In 1920, the year of the 100th anniversary of Jenny Lind's birth, the St. Eric Society of New York. wanted to honor the memory of the great singer in some way. it was decided the celebration should take the form of a reproduction of the first Jenny Lind concert given in America which as you know was held in Castle Garden in 1850. The President and also members of the committee of the society approached Miss Hempel on the subject of appearing in the role of the beloved Jenny Lind. Miss Hempel, after considering the matter an entire summer, finally consented and spent many weeks reading and studying for the novel role. The concert eventually took place at Carnegie Hall October 6th, 1920. The success of the performance was unprecedented." With original envelope. N° de ref. de la librería 27464

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