Categories

Categories

Account Navigation

Account Navigation

Currency - All prices are in AUD

Currency - All prices are in AUD
 Loading... Please wait...
Pages from the Past

Categories

Categories

1891 Sibyl Sanderson Parisian Belle Époque Opera Soprano Print

$27.99

1891 Sibyl Sanderson Parisian Belle Époque Opera Soprano Print

$27.99
SKU:
00216
Shipping:
Calculated at checkout
Quantity:
Share

Product Description

1891 Sibyl Sanderson Parisian Belle Époque Opera Soprano Print

This historic 119+ year old ORIGINAL vintage portrait print, Sibyl Sanderson, was carefully removed from the Illustrated American Magazine, published in 1891. This portrait illustration was drawn by Arthur Jule Goodman.  Page size is 9 x12?.  (00216)

Condition: Good Condition with some light toning to the page due to age.

Sibyl Sanderson (December 7, 1864 ? May 16, 1903) was a famous American operatic soprano during the Parisian Belle Époque.

She was born in Sacramento, California, in the United States. Sibyl's father Silas Sanderson was a California politician and lawyer; after serving as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of California, he became a highly-paid legal advisor to the Southern Pacific Railroad. After his death in 1886, she and her mother moved to Paris and became transplanted socialites. Sanderson proved to be a remarkably gifted singer and began to appear on the stages of the Opéra-Comique, and later Opéra, in Paris, most notably in the works of Jules Massenet. She was his favorite soprano and appeared in the premieres of a number of his operas, the roles having been created for her unique talents (her professional debut took place in Paris in the title role in Esclarmonde).

She was also a famous interpreter of Manon, Massenet's most enduring opera. Sanderson was also admired by Camille Saint-Saëns, who wrote the title role in Phryné for her. Success outside of Paris was elusive for Sanderson; she appeared at Covent Garden and the Metropolitan Opera (debut in title role of Manon on January 16, 1895, the last performance as Juliette in Roméo et Juliette on December 31, 1901) to lackluster reviews.

In 1897 she married a Cuban millionaire and sugar heir Antonio E. Terry (d. 1899), after which she temporarily halted her operatic activity, making an unsuccessful comeback two years later.

Her last years were marred by depression, alcoholism and illness and she died in Paris of a malignant influenza (pneumonia), at the age of thirty-eight. Sanderson was responsible for helping launch the career of another soprano made famous in the French repertoire, Mary Garden.

See more vintage Illustrated American Magazine articles!

Terms of Sale

Pages from the Past is committed to offering the finest selection of vintage magazine articles from the 19th and early 20th century.  It is our goal to maintain 100% customer satisfaction.  We are very proud of our company and want you to be pleased with your purchase.  We guarantee our articles to be authentic and in the condition described.  If for any reason you are unhappy, you may return your purchase for a full refund within 7 days of receipt.

Payment Options

We currently offer payment through Paypal, Money Order or Personal or Institutional Checks.  The quickest transaction will occur using Paypal.  Personal checks will require additional time for bank clearance.

Shipping and Handling

We take great pride in our packaging and shipping at Pages from the Past.  All purchases are carefully placed in archival plastic sleeves and shipped in stiff photo mailers.  We use the United States Postal Service 1st class shipping with delivery confirmation for all of our mail.

Shipping for our vintage articles and prints is a flat rate of $5.00. This covers the cost of mail plus the supplies needed to ship our packages safely.  We strive to keep our shipping costs as low as possible.

Most of our packages ship within 1 day of purchase.  Many times we ship the same day if we receive an order early enough in the day.  National holidays will delay shipping a couple of days.

Product Reviews