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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 #: GB8963-GX223B)
American soprano (1860-?) shown as herself, unsigned cabinet photo by photographer Aimé Dupont, New York. Size is 4.25 x 6.5 inches, in excellent condition.

PRICE: $30.00 USD

(Item #: S3770-G13A)
Belgian baritone (1824-1899), who was later in his life an important voice teacher in St. Petersburg, Russia. Unsigned cabinet photo, shown as himself, a photo by Alfred Lorens, St. Petersburg, 4.3 x 6.75 inches, a few ink markings on verso, in excellent condition.

PRICE: $85.00 USD

(Item #: GA9832-GX276B)
French baritone (1830-1914), unsigned cabinet photo, shown in the title role in Hamlet. Size is 4.25 x 6.5 inches. 

PRICE: $50.00 USD

(Item #: GB5246-GX292D)
Lot of 16 unsigned cabinet-type photos from the Opera Comique and Theatre Italien, Paris, dated 1874-1875. Each one is 4.25 x 6.5 inches, some are dirty with dust, probably caused by water damage.  Singers names are: Adelina Patti, Alice Ducasse, Anna de Belocca, Berthe Thibaut, Emma Mauduit, Josephine Daram, Julia Hisson in L´Africaine, Marguerite Chapuy, Marie Breval, Marie Heilbron, Marie Miolan-Carvalho as Juliette in Romeo et Juliette (a role she created in the 1867 world premiere of this opera by Charles Gounod), Marie Roze as Marguerite in Faust,  Melanie Reboux, Pauline Gueymard-Lauters in La Coupe du roi de Thule, Rosine Bock in Il Trovatore and Zina Dalti. Scans may show some trimming on borders, actual items are not trimmed. Photos are in various conditions, some scratches, broken corners, sold as a lot and as is, not individually.  ALSO INCLUDED are 4 unidentified cabinet-type photos of V. Krauss, Ferucci, Arnaud and Favart (see last 4 scans), making the total of photos equal to 20.

PRICE: $220.00 USD

(Item #: GB5213-GX292A)
Star Russian tenor (1857-1918), nice signed cabinet photo showing him as Hermann in Pique Dame (The Queen of Spades, opera by Tchaikovsky), a role he created in the world premiere of 1890!. A photo by the Mariinsky Imperial Theater in St. Petersburg, Russia. Size is 4.25 x 6.5 inches, in excellent condition. Scan may show some trimming on borders, actual item is not trimmed.

PRICE: $250.00 USD

(Item #: N5766-SL3-4)
Famous Russian tenor (1857-1918), creator of the main tenor roles in two of Tchaikovsky operas: The Queen of Spades and Iolanta.

PRICE: $75.00 USD

(Item #: GA9835-GX276B)
French tenor (1880-1966), unsigned cabinet photo, shown in Fortunio, opera by Andre Messager. Photograph by Nadar, Paris. Size is 4.25 x 6.5 inches, in excellent condition. 

PRICE: $85.00 USD

(Item #: GB5208-GX292A)
French tenor (1880-1966), unsigned cabinet photo, shown in role, a photo by Nadar, Paris. Size is 4.25 x 6.5 inches, pen markings on verso, in excellent condition. Scan may show some trimming on borders, actual item is not trimmed.

PRICE: $85.00 USD

(Item #: GB9002-GX223E)
French bass (1848-1918), set of  two unsigned cabinet photos probably in Meyerbeer's Les Huguenots, photo by Chalot, Paris. Each one is 5.1 x 8.5 inches, slightly fading, in very good condition. Not sold separately.

PRICE: $75.00 USD

(Item #: GA9904-GX276H)
Italian tenor (1865-1943), unsigned cabinet photo, shown as himself, photo by A. Esplugas, Barcelona. Size is 4.25 x 6.5 inches, in very good condition. 

PRICE: $60.00 USD

(Item #: M4140-Z5-16)
French-Algerian baritone (1877-1940), unsigned cabinet photo, shown in role. Photo by Aime Dupont, New York, 1910. Size is 4.25 x 6.5 inches, verso is blank, in very good condition.

PRICE: $45.00 USD

(Item #: GB0026-GX277C)
Italian baritone (1858-1916), unsigned cabinet photo, shown as himself. Photo by Casanova, Bologna. Size is 3.5 x 7 inches, in very good condition.

PRICE: $45.00 USD

(Item #: A0081-Z1-23)
Italian soprano (1811-1869), creator of the role of Adalgisa in Norma, unmounted carte de visite, 2.25 x 3.75 inches, circa 1855.

PRICE: $40.00 USD

(Item #: GB0510-GX278N)
German tenor (1858-1942), unsigned cabinet photo, by W. Hoffert, Berlin. Shown in the title role in Siegfried at the Bayreuth Festival. Size is 4.25 x 6.5 inches. A small piece is missing in the lower right corner, otherwise in excellent condition. 

PRICE: $100.00 USD

(Item #: S0205-Z5-15)
American soprano (1851-1929), unsigned cabinet photo, shown as herself. Size is 4.25 x 6.5 inches. Some rust over the top and two small perforations, verso is blank, in very good condition.

PRICE: $40.00 USD

(Item #: GB5098-GX290K)
Famous Belgian soprano (1851-1886) who died young, Heilbronn created the role of Manon in the 1884 world premiere, just 2 years before her passing away. Unsigned cabinet photo, shown as Manon!. A photo by Nadar, Paris, 4.25 x 6.5 inches, minor silvering around borders, markings in pencil on the back, otherwise in excellent condition.

PRICE: $250.00 USD

(Item #: M2952-X4-G)
Belgian soprano (1851-1886), unsigned cdv by Nadar, Paris. Size is 2.5 x 4.1 inches, in excellent condition. 

PRICE: $75.00 USD

(Item #: GB8964-GX223B)
German baritone (1850-1934) shown as himself, unsigned cabinet photo by photographer Falk, New York. Size is 4.25 x 6.25 inches, in very good condition.

PRICE: $40.00 USD

(Item #: M4136-Z5-16)
American bass (1877-1954), unsigned cabinet photo, shown in Tannhauser. Photo by Aime Dupont, New York. Size is 4.25 x 6.5 inches, verso is blank with some ink hand writing, excellent condition.

PRICE: $60.00 USD

(Item #: M4135-Z5-16)
Latvian-born German-American tenor (1873-1947), unsigned cabinet photo, shown as himself. Photo by Aime Dupont, 1910. Size is 4.25 x 6.5 inches, mounting traces on verso, in excellent condition.

PRICE: $50.00 USD

(Item #: GB8968-GX223B)
Irish tenor (1846-1916) shown in role, unsigned cabinet photo by photographer Sarony, New York. Size is 4.25 x 6.5 inches, ink writing on front and mounting damage on verso, otherwise in very good condition.

PRICE: $45.00 USD

(Item #: S0197-Z05-14)
American soprano and impresario (1842-1916), unsigned cabinet photo, with rubber-stamped signature in the front at the bottom. Size is 4.25 x 6.5 inches, verso is blank, in very good condition.

PRICE: $40.00 USD

(Item #: M5771-Y9A)
Russian baritone (1854-1919), set of 3 unsigned photographs mounted on cardboard, one of them in the title role in Eugene Onegin, sized 4.25 x 6 inches. Also included are 2 unsigned photos, shown as himself, also mounted on cardboard to a total size of 4.6 x 6 inches. All in very good condition. See scans.

PRICE: $170.00 USD

(Item #: GB7639-GX205D)
Russian tenor (1868-1910), unsigned carte-de-visite, shown as himself. Size is 2.4 x 4.1 inches, in excellent condition.

PRICE: $50.00 USD

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