Anderson, Marian. (1897–1993)

Original 1937 Buenos Aires Program

An unusual early program from a 1937 recital in Argentina by the great African American contralto, with Kosti Vehanen at the piano. Light creases and stains, overall very good. 6.5 x 9 inches. 

Anderson was a great favorite of Toscanini and, in 1955, broke the color barrier by becoming the first African-American to perform at the Metropolitan Opera. She remains a legendary figure in the history of opera, remembered for, among other highlights, her Lincoln Memorial concert and her performances at the inaugurations of both Presidents Eisenhower and Kennedy. (3119)

Program, unsigned