Lot 45: Therese Tietjens Signature From 1876.....Operaq....Soprano
October 21, 2016
Worcester, MA, USALive Auction
Description: 7x8 letter page which is hand signed by Tietjens in Boston on April 13,1876...Thérèse Johanne Alexandra Tietjens (17 July 1831, Hamburg – 3 October 1877, London) was a leading opera and oratorio soprano. She made her career chiefly in London during the 1860s and 1870s, but her sequence of musical triumphs in the British capital was terminated by cancer. During her prime, her powerful yet agile voice, was said to span seamlessly a range of three octaves. Many opera historians consider her to have been the finest dramatic soprano of the second half of the 19th century.