Enrico Caruso (1873-1921) Signed and Inscribed Cabinet Photo to German Operatic Soprano, Frida Hempel, Mentioning His Role as Nemorino to Her Adina, "Frida Hempel…Adina…Nemorino, Enrico Caruso, Berlin, 1919", 5 x 7, photo by Jas Bacon & Sons, attractively matted and framed to an overall size of 9 x 11, sepia portrait close up, by the Italian operatic tenor. He sang to great acclaim at the major opera houses of Europe and the Americas, appearing in a wide variety of roles from the Italian and French repertoires that ranged from the lyric to the dramatic. One of the first major singing talents to be commercially recorded, Caruso made approximately 260 commercially released recordings from 1902 to 1920, which made him an international popular entertainment star. In fine condition.
Frieda Hempel (26 June 1885 – 7 October 1955) was a German soprano singer in operatic and concert work who had an international career in Europe and the United States. In 1912 she made her debut at the Metropolitan Opera in New York City. She sang regularly in New York thereafter into the 1920s. She preformed at the Met with Caruso, who did one of his famous caricatures of her that is now in the Ghent University Library. On November 26, 1918 at a Met Performance Of the opera L'Elisir D' Amore, Frida Hempel played the role of Adina, the beautiful, wealthy farm owner to Caruso's, Nemorino, a young villager, who is unhappily in love with her but thinks she is beyond his reach.