Offering an original sepia toned photo by AIME DUPONT of the great Wagnerian tenor JEAN DE RESZKE as Tristan

CONDITION : Fair to Good... Measures 5 " x 7 " .....Sepia Tone PHOTO by AIME' DUPONT ...Identified with name printed in lower left corner of the photo...Borders are soiled...Small Chip in top border and lower left corner..Lower right corner has light water stain with some albumen loss..NOT AFFECTING THE IMAGE .Reverse is almost blank except for light ink ID ..

Jean de Reszke

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jean de Reszke , born Jan Mieczyslaw , ( 14 January 1850 - 3 April 1925 ) was a Polish operatic tenor .

Noted for his ability to combine a virile, heroic singing style with a high degree of elegance, charm and refinement, de Reszke is widely considered to be one of the very greatest tenors of all time. It is tfore highly unfortunate that the release of his two commercial gramophone records, made in Paris in 1905, never took place as intended.

The matrices and test pressings appear to have been destroyed when de Reszke expressed his disappointment with the results. (Rumours of the survival of one of these records, current in the 1950s, are to be discounted). Only a handful of primitive 'live' recordings, executed during actual performances at the New York Metropolitan Opera in 1901
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