This major Norwegian soprano debuted in 1907 at the National Theatre, but it was at La Scala in 1924 under Toscanini that her career took off, making her a favorite at the Paris Opera and the Metropolitan Opera. Item #25037
ANS, 2pp, heavy stock 5½" X 3 3/4", Paris, France, 1929 December 13. Addressed to "My dear" (American expatriate pianist and music critic Irving Schwerke, 1893-1975). Fine. On her embossed "Plaza Athenee" correspondence card, the diva tells Schwerke that "I hope you are able to hear us all on sunday Brownlee, Sullivan, B[?] -- and I -- Must see you one day soon -- Brussel was a great triumph...." Signed simply "Norena." A handsome example from the height of her fame.