Three-quarter-length role portrait photograph of the baritone as Pelléas in Debussy's Pelléas et Mélisande, signed in full

UPPMAN, Theodor 1920-2005


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Ca. 253 x 203 mm. Theodor Uppman "won praise as Pelléas in a concert performance of the opera by the San Francisco SO under Monteux in 1947, with Maggie Teyte as Mélisande. Uppman's light, high baritone and boyish appearance made him a particularly suitable choice, and he repeated the role in his débuts with the New York City Opera (1948) and the Metropolitan (1953); he also made a speciality of Papageno. In London he sang the title role in the première of Britten's Billy Budd (1951, Covent Garden), a performance subsequently issued on CD and revealing how apt vocally Uppman was for the role. He repeated the part in Paris and, on television, in the USA. He also created roles in Carlisle Floyd's The Passion of Jonathan Wade (1962, New York City Opera), Villa-Lobos's Yerma (1971, Santa Fe), Pasatieri's Black Widow (1972, Seattle) and Bernstein's A Quiet Place (1983, Houston). Uppman's Metropolitan repertory included Guglielmo, Piquillo (La Périchole), Eisenstein (Die Fledermaus), Taddeo (L'italiana in Algeri), Harlequin (Ariadne auf Naxos) and Marcello." Martin Bernheimer in Grove Music Online. Bookseller Inventory # 23988

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