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Unsigned Opera Photos

Unsigned photographs of opera singers, scenes and theaters, sold either individually or in lots. All original, in good condition. All items shown in our website are in stock.

Unsigned Opera Photos

(Item #: S4042-G26M)
Group of 20 unsigned photos depicting singers in role, from the Arena di Verona opera in Italy, from the 1950s to the 1980s.  Most 7 x 9 inches, several noteworthy artists including Giulietta Simionato, Renato Bruson, and Piero Cappucilli, all in very good condition. Sold only as lot. 

$70.00 USD

(Item #: S4042-G26M)
Group of 20 unsigned photos depicting singers in role, from the Arena di Verona opera in Italy, from the 1950s to the 1980s.  Most 7 x 9 inches, several noteworthy artists including Giulietta Simionato, Renato Bruson, and Piero Cappucilli, all in very good condition. Sold only as lot. 

(Item #: B2522-21C)
Set of 11 original, unpublished pictures of a performance of Lohengrin and Parsifal, Bayreuther Buhnenfestspiele, 1936 and 1937. Rare pictures taken from the audience, each one is 4.5 inches x 3.25 inches, mounted on a 7.25 x 5.5-inch white cardboard. Rare photographic documentation of the Bayreuth Festival during the infamous Nazi-period in Germany. In excellent condition - sold as a lot only. 

$300.00 USD

(Item #: B2522-21C)
Set of 11 original, unpublished pictures of a performance of Lohengrin and Parsifal, Bayreuther Buhnenfestspiele, 1936 and 1937. Rare pictures taken from the audience, each one is 4.5 inches x 3.25 inches, mounted on a 7.25 x 5.5-inch white cardboard. Rare photographic documentation of the Bayreuth Festival during the infamous Nazi-period in Germany. In excellent condition - sold as a lot only. 

(Item #: S3744-G24V)
Italian dramatic soprano (1905-1979), one of the leading sopranos of the 1930s and 1940s, who recorded frequently with Beniamino Gigli. Group of 14 unsigned photos, shown in role mostly at La Scala, Milan. Most are 4 x 5.75 inch photo postcards, but also several larger items, ranging from 6.5 x 9 to 8 x 10 to one at 8 x 10.75 inches. All in excellent condition, sold only as lot. 

$52.00 USD

(Item #: S3744-G24V)
Italian dramatic soprano (1905-1979), one of the leading sopranos of the 1930s and 1940s, who recorded frequently with Beniamino Gigli. Group of 14 unsigned photos, shown in role mostly at La Scala, Milan. Most are 4 x 5.75 inch photo postcards, but also several larger items, ranging from 6.5 x 9 to 8 x 10 to one at 8 x 10.75 inches. All in excellent condition, sold only as lot. 

(Item #: S3746-G24V)
Leading French-Italian dramatic soprano (1900-2001), active from the late 1920s through the 1940s. Group of 7 unsigned photos, shown in role in Norma, Gioconda, Ballo in Maschera, and Traviata, and as herself. Sizes range from 5 x 7 inches to 8 x 9.5 inches, in excellent condition, sold only as lot. 

$28.00 USD

(Item #: S3746-G24V)
Leading French-Italian dramatic soprano (1900-2001), active from the late 1920s through the 1940s. Group of 7 unsigned photos, shown in role in Norma, Gioconda, Ballo in Maschera, and Traviata, and as herself. Sizes range from 5 x 7 inches to 8 x 9.5 inches, in excellent condition, sold only as lot. 

(Item #: N2645-VV-4)
Set of 4 photos of the star soprano, 3 are in role (prob. Manon), sized 8 x 10 inches, in double-weight photo paper and stamped on verso by photographer Houston Rogers, London. The last photo shows her as herself, and is 6.75 x 9 inches. Minor mounting traces in the corners, not affecting the image, otherwise in excellent condition.

$28.00 USD

(Item #: N2645-VV-4)
Set of 4 photos of the star soprano, 3 are in role (prob. Manon), sized 8 x 10 inches, in double-weight photo paper and stamped on verso by photographer Houston Rogers, London. The last photo shows her as herself, and is 6.75 x 9 inches. Minor mounting traces in the corners, not affecting the image, otherwise in excellent condition.

(Item #: S4070-G27O)
American soprano (1886-1961), lot of 5 unsigned vintage photos, shown in various roles including in Traviata, Butterfly, among others. Most are 8 x 10 inches and stamped on verso by photographer. All in excellent condition, sold only as lot.

$30.00 USD

(Item #: S4070-G27O)
American soprano (1886-1961), lot of 5 unsigned vintage photos, shown in various roles including in Traviata, Butterfly, among others. Most are 8 x 10 inches and stamped on verso by photographer. All in excellent condition, sold only as lot.

(Item #: GA9987-GX276O)
Star Italian tenor (1915-1982), considered one of the greatest voices of the 20th Century. Nice lot of 39 rare unsigned photos of him, in various sizes (from 3 x 4 inches up to 5 x 7 inches, with around a dozen being in the larger size, the rest in 3.5 x 5.5 inches and smaller). Lots of casual, unusual photographs, some on stage shots. All real photos on photo paper, not postcards, in very good condition. Click on thumbnails to see scans.  

$95.00 USD

(Item #: GA9987-GX276O)
Star Italian tenor (1915-1982), considered one of the greatest voices of the 20th Century. Nice lot of 39 rare unsigned photos of him, in various sizes (from 3 x 4 inches up to 5 x 7 inches, with around a dozen being in the larger size, the rest in 3.5 x 5.5 inches and smaller). Lots of casual, unusual photographs, some on stage shots. All real photos on photo paper, not postcards, in very good condition. Click on thumbnails to see scans.  

(Item #: GA9928-GX276L)
Star Italian tenor (1915-1982), considered one of the greatest voices of the 20th Century. Nice lot of 40 rare unsigned photos of him, in various sizes (from 3 x 4 inches up to 5 x 7 inches, with most being around 3.5 x 5.5 inches). Lots of casual, unusual photographs, some backstage. All real photos in photo paper, no postcards, in very good condition. Click on thumbnails to see scans.

$115.00 USD

(Item #: GA9928-GX276L)
Star Italian tenor (1915-1982), considered one of the greatest voices of the 20th Century. Nice lot of 40 rare unsigned photos of him, in various sizes (from 3 x 4 inches up to 5 x 7 inches, with most being around 3.5 x 5.5 inches). Lots of casual, unusual photographs, some backstage. All real photos in photo paper, no postcards, in very good condition. Click on thumbnails to see scans.

(Item #: GA4241-R7-4)
Set of 2 original cabinet photos from the first ever Bayreuth Festival 1876. Depicted are German mezzo-soprano Mina Lammert (1852-1921) as one of the 9 Walkyries (Rossweisse) in Die Walkure, and German tenor Rudolph Elgelhardt (1849-1886) as Froh in Das Rheingold. Each one is trimmed at the top and bottom, size is approx. 4.4 x 6 inches, in very good condition.

$200.00 USD

(Item #: GA4241-R7-4)
Set of 2 original cabinet photos from the first ever Bayreuth Festival 1876. Depicted are German mezzo-soprano Mina Lammert (1852-1921) as one of the 9 Walkyries (Rossweisse) in Die Walkure, and German tenor Rudolph Elgelhardt (1849-1886) as Froh in Das Rheingold. Each one is trimmed at the top and bottom, size is approx. 4.4 x 6 inches, in very good condition.

(Item #: B0953-21-L13)
Group of 9 postcards, 1930s, 4 x 5.75 inches, all from Meistersinger von Nurnberg, including Camilla Kallab, Josef Greindl, Eugen Fuchs, Erich Zimmermann, Fritz Krenn, Ruth Berglund, Maria Muller (2 different postcards) and Martin Kremer, all in excellent condition.

$100.00 USD

(Item #: B0953-21-L13)
Group of 9 postcards, 1930s, 4 x 5.75 inches, all from Meistersinger von Nurnberg, including Camilla Kallab, Josef Greindl, Eugen Fuchs, Erich Zimmermann, Fritz Krenn, Ruth Berglund, Maria Muller (2 different postcards) and Martin Kremer, all in excellent condition.

(Item #: S4069-G27O)
Superstar Spanish tenor (b. 1941), lot of 15 unsigned photos, as himself, with family and with colleagues, taken by photographer Erika Davidson, New York. All stamped on verso by Erika Davidson. Sizes range from 5 x 8 inches to 8.5 x 11 inches, most are 8.5 x 11. All in excellent condition, sold only as lot.

$60.00 USD

(Item #: S4069-G27O)
Superstar Spanish tenor (b. 1941), lot of 15 unsigned photos, as himself, with family and with colleagues, taken by photographer Erika Davidson, New York. All stamped on verso by Erika Davidson. Sizes range from 5 x 8 inches to 8.5 x 11 inches, most are 8.5 x 11. All in excellent condition, sold only as lot.

(Item #: S4018-G25P)
Superstar Spanish tenor, conductor and opera manager (b.1941), one of the greatest of the 20th century and with one of the largest repertoires in opera history, lot of 6 unsigned photos , shown mostly as himself and several in role, sizes range from 7 x 11.5 to 8 x 10 inches. All are in excellent condition, sold only as lot. 

$24.00 USD

(Item #: S4018-G25P)
Superstar Spanish tenor, conductor and opera manager (b.1941), one of the greatest of the 20th century and with one of the largest repertoires in opera history, lot of 6 unsigned photos , shown mostly as himself and several in role, sizes range from 7 x 11.5 to 8 x 10 inches. All are in excellent condition, sold only as lot. 

(Item #: S4012-G25K)
Group of 56 unsigned photos mostly taken from English opera houses including Royal Opera, London, English National Opera, Sadler's Wells Opera, as well as the BBC from the 1950s to the 1980s. Includes leading U.K. artists such as John Tomlinson, Felicity Palmer and Stuart Burrows as well as great international artists of the era including Leyontyne Price, Shirley Verrett and Placido Domingo . Most are 8 x 10 inches and stamped on verso by photorapher, in excellent condition, sold only as lot.  

$200.00 USD

(Item #: S4012-G25K)
Group of 56 unsigned photos mostly taken from English opera houses including Royal Opera, London, English National Opera, Sadler's Wells Opera, as well as the BBC from the 1950s to the 1980s. Includes leading U.K. artists such as John Tomlinson, Felicity Palmer and Stuart Burrows as well as great international artists of the era including Leyontyne Price, Shirley Verrett and Placido Domingo . Most are 8 x 10 inches and stamped on verso by photorapher, in excellent condition, sold only as lot.  

(Item #: S3780-G13-Bx1A1)
Group of 65 photo postcards of French opera singers, Collection Artistique du Vin Desiles, each one is 3.5 x 5.5 inches, in very good condition. Many famous names, each one showing a printed signature and inscription by each singer. Not sold separately.

$195.00 USD

(Item #: S3780-G13-Bx1A1)
Group of 65 photo postcards of French opera singers, Collection Artistique du Vin Desiles, each one is 3.5 x 5.5 inches, in very good condition. Many famous names, each one showing a printed signature and inscription by each singer. Not sold separately.

(Item #: S3780A-G13-Bx1A2)
Group of 65 photo postcards of French opera singers, Collection Artistique du Vin Desiles, each one is 3.5 x 5.5 inches, in very good condition. Many famous names, each one showing a printed signature and inscription by each singer. Not sold separately.

$195.00 USD

(Item #: S3780A-G13-Bx1A2)
Group of 65 photo postcards of French opera singers, Collection Artistique du Vin Desiles, each one is 3.5 x 5.5 inches, in very good condition. Many famous names, each one showing a printed signature and inscription by each singer. Not sold separately.

(Item #: GB8997-GX223E)
French mezzo-soprano (1837-1905) and creator of the role of Carmen in its world premier, unsigned photo shown as herself, attached to a slightly larger soft cardboard. Size is 3.25 x 4.6 inches, in good condition.

$100.00 USD

(Item #: GB8997-GX223E)
French mezzo-soprano (1837-1905) and creator of the role of Carmen in its world premier, unsigned photo shown as herself, attached to a slightly larger soft cardboard. Size is 3.25 x 4.6 inches, in good condition.

(Item #: S4004-G25C)
American soprano (b. 1936), particularly known for her performances in Verdi roles. Lot of 15 unsigned photos, shown mostly in role at the New York City Opera. Sizes range from 7 x 9 to 8 x 10 inches. In excellent condition, sold only as lot. 

$60.00 USD

(Item #: S4004-G25C)
American soprano (b. 1936), particularly known for her performances in Verdi roles. Lot of 15 unsigned photos, shown mostly in role at the New York City Opera. Sizes range from 7 x 9 to 8 x 10 inches. In excellent condition, sold only as lot. 

(Item #: S4096-G28O)
Italian-American soprano (1901-1986), lot of 6 unsigned photos, shown mostly as herself and 1 in role. All but one are 8 x 10 inches, in excellent condition. 

$23.00 USD

(Item #: S4096-G28O)
Italian-American soprano (1901-1986), lot of 6 unsigned photos, shown mostly as herself and 1 in role. All but one are 8 x 10 inches, in excellent condition. 

(Item #: S3773-G13A)
Italian-American tenor (1868-1948), who was also teacher, impresario and song composer. Giannini was one of the first tenors to make recordings, and was the father of famous soprano Dusolina Giannini (1902-1986). Large vintage photo, unsigned, shown as himself, size is 8 x 11 inches, some storage holes on corners, in good condition.

$65.00 USD

(Item #: S3773-G13A)
Italian-American tenor (1868-1948), who was also teacher, impresario and song composer. Giannini was one of the first tenors to make recordings, and was the father of famous soprano Dusolina Giannini (1902-1986). Large vintage photo, unsigned, shown as himself, size is 8 x 11 inches, some storage holes on corners, in good condition.

(Item #: GF0347-GX056C)
Unsigned photo of a mise-en-scene of Richard Strauss's Intermezzo, world premiere production in Dresden, 1924. The composer character (based on Strauss himself) is shown standing to the left of the table with other male characters seated and playing a card game. Size is 6.25 x 4.5 inches, with a slight bend on the top right but otherwise in excellent condition.

$120.00 USD

(Item #: GF0347-GX056C)
Unsigned photo of a mise-en-scene of Richard Strauss's Intermezzo, world premiere production in Dresden, 1924. The composer character (based on Strauss himself) is shown standing to the left of the table with other male characters seated and playing a card game. Size is 6.25 x 4.5 inches, with a slight bend on the top right but otherwise in excellent condition.

(Item #: S4029-G26C)
Moravian soprano (1887-1982), beautiful portrait image shown as herself, 8.5 x 11.75 inches, an original photo stamped on verso by photographer Setzer, Vienna, 1930, who also signed in pencil on the front. In excellent condition. 

$18.00 USD

(Item #: S4029-G26C)
Moravian soprano (1887-1982), beautiful portrait image shown as herself, 8.5 x 11.75 inches, an original photo stamped on verso by photographer Setzer, Vienna, 1930, who also signed in pencil on the front. In excellent condition. 

(Item #: GC0082-GX292C)
Russian tenor (1868-1910), unsigned cabinet photo, shown in Pique Dame or The Queen of Spades (opera by P. I. Tchaikovsky). Size is 4.25 x 6.5 inches, in excellent condition. Scan may show some trimming on borders, actual item is not trimmed.

$75.00 USD

(Item #: GC0082-GX292C)
Russian tenor (1868-1910), unsigned cabinet photo, shown in Pique Dame or The Queen of Spades (opera by P. I. Tchaikovsky). Size is 4.25 x 6.5 inches, in excellent condition. Scan may show some trimming on borders, actual item is not trimmed.

(Item #: S4074-G27O)
Spanish tenor (1927-1999), lot of 7 unsigned photos, shown as himself. All stamped on verso by photographer Erika Davidson, New York, 8 x 10 inches, in excellent condition.

$30.00 USD

(Item #: S4074-G27O)
Spanish tenor (1927-1999), lot of 7 unsigned photos, shown as himself. All stamped on verso by photographer Erika Davidson, New York, 8 x 10 inches, in excellent condition.

(Item #: S4040-G26M)
Group of 12 unsigned photos depicting singers in role, from Teatro La Scala. Most are from the 1950s and 60s, all but 1 stamped on verso by official photographer Erio Piccagliani. Most 7 x 9 inches, many famous names including Ebe Stignani, Giulietta Simionato and Giuseppe Di Stefano, all in very good condition. Not sold individually.

$54.00 USD

(Item #: S4040-G26M)
Group of 12 unsigned photos depicting singers in role, from Teatro La Scala. Most are from the 1950s and 60s, all but 1 stamped on verso by official photographer Erio Piccagliani. Most 7 x 9 inches, many famous names including Ebe Stignani, Giulietta Simionato and Giuseppe Di Stefano, all in very good condition. Not sold individually.
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