DALLAS CIVIC OPERA Portfolio of Ten Prints

Listing No: 6123

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Artwork Info

FAE Listing No:
6123
Artist:
Andy Hanson (1932-2008)
Title:
DALLAS CIVIC OPERA Portfolio of Ten Prints
Date of Work:
1960's-1970's
Signature:
Unsigned.
Where Produced:
Dallas, Texas, USA
Presentation:
Matted - Overmat

Artwork Medium

Type:
Photography
Sub Type:
B&W
Medium:
Gelatin Silver
Support:
on Photo Paper
Medium Notes:
These ten portfolio prints were produced in a traditional darkroom from the original negatives on double weight fiber-base paper with archival processing techniques.

Edition

Edition Number:
1
Edition Size:
1
Number Available:
1
Catalogue Ref:
AH.DCO/7xx.1.0x

Artwork Size & Weight

Primary:
8 x 10 in. (Paper Size)
Outer Dimensions:
Size Notes:
These are loose, unmounted photographs. They are attached to 11x14 inch, 4-ply conservation boards with paper corner pockets. The overmats, with French ruled lines, are 4-ply conservation boards hinged to the mount boards.Each photograph varies in image size ranging from 6.5x9.5 inches to 9.5x7 inches.

Artwork Surface

Surface Reflectivity:
Even - Gloss

Artwork Condition

Condition:
Excellent condition.

Artwork Provenance

Collection:
Andy and Beckie Reisberg
Provenance:
These modern prints were produced for gallery inventory during Andy Hanson's lifetime, and with his approval of print quality. Upon his death, his estate allowed the remaining inventory of prints to be sold by Photographic Archives Gallery. The original negatives are now archived in the Andy Hanson Collection at DeGolyer Library, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas and the Library holds the copyright.

About this Piece

This portfolio of ten matted photographs was printed from the original negatives and exhibited at Photographic Archives Gallery in 1988. The exhibition was a collaboration between the gallery, Andy Hanson and the Dallas Opera and proceeds from the sale of individual prints and from the limited edition portfolios benefited the Dallas Opera in their 1988 season.

The Dallas Civic Opera Portfolio

1. Joan Sutherland in the title role of Handel’s Alcina, 1960. This Australian soprano made a spectacular American stage debut with The Dallas Civic Opera with this production.

2. Magda Olivero is seen here in one of Medea’s few joyful moments. Mme. Olivero made her long awaited American debut with The Dallas Civic Opera in 1967 as Cherubini’s; heroine.

3. Fernando (Italian tenor Giorgio Merighi) pleads with Leonora (American soprano Shirley Verrett in Donizetti’s La favorita, 1971.

4. Canadian tenor Jon Vickers as the sorrowful Aeneas in Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas, 1972.

5. Samson (Italian tenor Mario Del Monaco) is seduced by Dalila (Belgian mezzo-soprano Rita Gorr) in Saint-Saens’ Samson et Dalila, 1964.

6. Spanish soprano Montserrat Caballé made her American stage debut as Violetta in Verdi’s La traviata during the 1965 season of The Dallas Civic Opera.

7. The sleepwalking scene from Verdi’s Macbeth, as interpreted by Welsh soprano Gwyneth Jones in her American stage debut as Lady Macbeth, 1966.

8. Italian soprano Magda Olivero exults as Giorgetta in Puccini’s Il tabarro, a 1970 production.

9. A chorus gathers around Macbeth, played by Italian baritone, Marioi Zanasi, in the 1966 production of Verdi’s Macbeth.

10. General director Lawrence Kelly and artistic director Nicola Rescigno with some distinguished friends after the opening night of Otello, 1962. (left to right) Designer Attilio Colonnello, Mr. Kelly, soprano Ilva Ligabue, Maestro Rescigno, and director John Houseman.


Opera was a passion for Andy Hanson as evidenced by his thorough documentation of The Dallas Opera, formerly the Dallas Civic Opera, from 1960 to 1990. He photographed 82 productions during this thirty year period (approximately 364 rolls of 35mm film), some on assignment for the Dallas Times Herald, but most were made after working hours for the newspaper according to Andy.

Andy was well liked by the Dallas Opera community and his discreet shooting style enabled him to capture quintessential moments at short range. With one exception, Andy recalls Australian soprano, Joan Sutherland made her American stage debut in Dallas in 1960, but she had him thrown out because she said 'I don't have me wig and I don't have on me make-up, so get him out of here.' Andy had to come back the next night when she had everything on.

About the Artist

Andy Hanson was best known as a noted and well-liked society photographer for the Dallas Times Herald from 1960-1991. He chronicled daily life in Dallas for over three decades. Ever-present at society functions and news worthy events, his trademark was his 35mm Leica range finder camera perched on a chest tripod that allowed him to juggle a hand-held flash with homemade bounce card and a notepad for taking names.

ARTIST STATEMENT
"I like to walk a lot. I like to ride with somebody else driving, it’s great. I like to be a passenger so I can see more. When I drive, I go the back ways. I don’t like to get on the freeways – I never know where to get off. The other day I was driving a guy to Mesquite. He said, “Turn right here.” I said, “Who’s driving? Whose car is this?” So we went the back way and saw some things he’d never seen before. When you get on the freeway you can’t see anything. There’s nothing to see anyway." (Andy Hanson)

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