Streich, Rita. (1920–1987)
Signed Photograph in "Ariadne auf Naxos"
Signed photograph of the Russian-born lyric soprano, who has inscribed "To Paul / cordially / Rita Streich," in costume as Zerbinetta in a production of Richard Strauss's Ariadne auf Naxos. Stamp to verso reads "'Alfa Foto' / Teatro Colon / Buenos Aires." Surface creases to right margin, image unaffected, else fine. 8 x 10 inches (20.3 x 25.4 cm.).
From the collection of Paul McMahon, a critic, photographer and artist who worked for more than 13 years touring with Marlene Dietrich as the icon’s stage manager, announcer, dresser, secretary and escort, and later spent 25 years as an arts and entertainment reviewer and photographer with Gay Community News, Esplanade, Tommy’s Connection, The Mirror, Bay Windows and other publications.