BLANCHE MARCHESI SIGNED CABINET PHOTO, "For my dear Emmes her old friend, Blanche Marchesi", 4 x 6.5, photograph by Window & Grove, London, showing the French operatic mezzo-soprano and voice teacher holding sheet music. Pin hole at top edge and bottom edge, age toning, otherwise in fine condition.
Blanche Marchesi ( 1863 – 1940) was a French mezzo-soprano and voice teacher best known for her interpretations of the works of Richard Wagner. She was the daughter of Mathilde and Salvatore Marchesi, German voice instructors who taught a variety of well-known opera singers. She was educated as a violinist but instead pursued a singing career in 1881. She later became a voice teacher and eventually retired in 1938, two years before she died.
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