ENYA GONZALEZ SIGNED PHOTO, "To Robert McNabney, With sincere best wishes, Enya Gonzalez", 8 x 10, b/w, original E. Zuniga photograph, of Filipino concert-Opera star, as Cio-Cio San in Madam Butterfly. Minor corner bend and a little edge wear, otherwise in fine condition.
Enya Gonzalez: Within a year of her arrival in the U.S., the strong-willed Enya got her big break as Cio-Cio San in the 1938 production of “Madame Butterfly” at the Center Theater in New York City when an original cast member fell ill one evening. Two months after playing Cio-Cio San, she became one of the first Filipinos to grace the cover of Newsweek.
Throughout her musical career, Enya performed in venues that ranged from the White House to Radio City Music Hall and with prestigious opera companies including the Chicago Opera Company, the Columbia Opera Company, the New York City Opera Company, and the San Carlo Opera Company.