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Opera Singer CDVs & Cabinet Photos

Unsigned vintage CDVs (Carte-de-Visite) & cabinet photos from opera singers. See a separate section for composers and musicians.

Opera Singer CDVs & Cabinet Photos

(Item #: S0202-Z5-15)
American soprano and impresario (1850-1891), unsigned cabinet photo, shown as herself. Photo by Sarony, New York. Size is 4.25 x 6.5 inches, verso is blank, in excellent condition.

PRICE: $50.00 USD

(Item #: GA9924-GX276K)
American soprano (1855-1924), unsigned cabinet photo, shown in role (probably as Elsa in Lohengrin), photo by A. Esplugas, Barcelona. Size is 4.25 x 6.5 inches, in excellent condition. 

PRICE: $70.00 USD

(Item #: GB4697-GX288A)
Star Canadian soprano (1847-1930), and one of the leading signers of the late 19th-early 20th centuries. Original unsigned CDV by Mora, New York, shown young, as herself. Size is 2.5 x 4 inches, in excellent condition.

PRICE: $55.00 USD

(Item #: M2958-X4-G)
Italian contralto (1826-1894), unsigned CDV, by Le Jeune, Paris. Size is 2.5 x 4.1 inches, in excellent condition. 

PRICE: $80.00 USD

(Item #: GB7531-GX205B)
French tenor (1860-1933), unsigned cabinet photo, shown as Nicias in the world premiere of Thais (Massenet), in 1894. Size is 4.25 x 6.5 inches, in very good condition.

PRICE: $200.00 USD

(Item #: M2966-X4-F)
French tenor (1860-1933), unsigned cabinet photo, shown as himself. A photo by Aime Dupont, New York, size is 4.25 x 6.5 inches, in excellent condition.

PRICE: $65.00 USD

(Item #: GB5221-GX292A)
French tenor (1860-1933), unsigned cabinet photo, shown as Stolzing in Die Meistersinger, a photo by Felix, Paris. Size is 4.25 x 6.5 inches, in excellent condition. Scan may show some trimming, cabinet photo is not trimmed.

PRICE: $90.00 USD

(Item #: N5669-SL3-4)
German tenor (1863-1922), signed cabinet photo, shown as Canio in Pagliacci. Size is 4.25 x 6.5 inches, photo by W. Hoffert, Berlin, in good condition

PRICE: $50.00 USD

(Item #: GB4816-GX288K)
Italian tenor (1874-1915) who died young, vintage cabinet photo showing him in role. Photo is unsigned by Giuseppe Armanini, but by his grandson Luigi, indicating this in Italian and dating his writting in Torino, 1974. Size is 4.25 x 6.5 inches, some wear in corners and rust, otherwise in very good condition. Rare!

PRICE: $100.00 USD

(Item #: GB7535-GX205B)
French bass (1822-1872), who performed in many world premieres. Unsigned carte-de-visite, shown in role. Size is 2.3 x 3.75 inches. Photo by Pesme, Paris, trimmed at the bottom, otherwise in very good condition.

PRICE: $95.00 USD

(Item #: GB5226-GX292B)
Italian baritone (1856-1928), known as the King of Baritones in his time. Unsigned cabinet photo, shown in The Demon (opera by Anton Rubinstein), one of his most famous roles. A photo by K.A. Fisher, Moscow, size is 4.25 x 6.5 inches, some ink writing on verso, in excellent condition.  Scan may show some trimming on verso, actual item is not trimmed.

PRICE: $70.00 USD

(Item #: GB4771-GX288G)
French soprano, born Victorine-Zoé Delau, made her debut in 1853 at the Opéra-Comique where she sang until 1870 singing minor roles. Created roles in Auber's "Manon Lescaut", Halevy's "Valentine d'Aubigny", Gevaert's "Quentin Durward" and Auber's "La fiancée du Roi de Garbe". Unsigned carte-de-visite (CDV) by Numa Blanc & Co., Paris, shown in role. Size is 2.5 x 4 inches, in excellent condition.

PRICE: $50.00 USD

(Item #: GB5218-GX292A)
Italian soprano (1864-1950) who performed the main soprano role in the world premiere of Cavalleria Rusticana (Santuzza) and the title role in the world premiere of Fedora. Unsigned cabinet photo, shown young as herself. A photo by Giacomo Brogi, Florence, size is 4.25 x 6.5 inches, in excellent condition.

PRICE: $100.00 USD

(Item #: S0194-Z5-14)
Russian-born contralto (1854-?), unsigned cabinet photo, shown as herself. Photo by Studio Mora, New York. Size is 4.25 x 6.5 inches. Handwritten on verso by another person and stamped by Culver Service.

PRICE: $45.00 USD

(Item #: GB0501-GX278N)
German tenor (1865-1955), unsigned cabinet photo, shown in the title role in Parsifal, at the Bayreuth Festival in 1894. Photo by W. Hoffert, Berlin. Size is 4.25 x 6.5 inches.

PRICE: $100.00 USD

(Item #: M5204-Y4D)
Polish soprano (1863-1930), unsigned cabinet photo Imperial Mariinsky Theater, St Petersburg, shown in role. Size is 4.25 x 6.5 inches, in excellent condition.

PRICE: $75.00 USD

(Item #: GB5220-GX292K)
Italian tenor (1870-1940), unsigned cabinet photo, shown as himself reading a book. A photo by Aime Dupont, New York, size is 4.25 x 6.5 inches, in excellent condition. Scan might show some trimming on borders, actual item is not trimmed.

PRICE: $65.00 USD

(Item #: GB0020-GX277B)
Algerian-born soprano (1860-1924), unsigned cabinet photo, shown as Elsa in Lohengrin. Photograph by A. Esplugas, Barcelona. Size is 4.25 x 6.5 inches. 

PRICE: $75.00 USD

(Item #: GA9923-GX276K)
Italian mezzo-soprano (1857-?), unsigned cabinet photo, shown probably in role, by A. Esplugas, Barcelona. Size is 4.25 x 6.5 inches, in very good condition. 

PRICE: $60.00 USD

(Item #: M2967-X4-F)
Swiss dramatic soprano (1869-1935) who had a major international career in both Europe and the USA. Breval was one of Jules Massenet´s favorite sopranos. Unsigned cabinet photo by Bary, Paris, 4.25 x 6.5 inches, minor damage over the front top not affecting the actual image, otherwise in very good condition

PRICE: $68.00 USD

(Item #: M2961-X4-F)
Swiss dramatic soprano (1869-1935) who had a major international career in both Europe and the USA. Breval was one of Jules Massenet´s favorite sopranos. Vintage unsigned cabinet photo by Felix, Paris, showing her in the title role in Salome, opera by Antoine Mariotte (not the Salome by Strauss) premiered in 1908. Breval sang with success at the Paris premiere of this opera in 1910. Size is 4.25 x 6.5 inches, in excellent condition

PRICE: $85.00 USD

(Item #: GB7531-GX205B)
French soprano (1869-1935), unsigned cabinet photo, shown in the title role in the world premier of Griselidis (opera by Massenet) in 1901. Size is 4.21 x 6.5 inches. Photo by Reutlinger, Paris, in excellent condition.

PRICE: $200.00 USD

(Item #: S3774-G13A)
Swiss soprano (1869-1935), large unsigned cabinet photo, shown as herself, a date in pencil on the back indicates June 1904. A photo by Nadar, Paris, larger size, 6 x 9.4 inches, in excellent condition.

PRICE: $100.00 USD

(Item #: S3775-G13A)
Swiss soprano (1869-1935), large unsigned cabinet photo shown in role (probably in La Damnation de Faust), a date in pencil on the back indicates June 1904. A photo by Nadar, Paris, larger size, 6 x 9.4 inches, in excellent condition.

PRICE: $140.00 USD

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