Scovotti, Jeanette. (b. 1936)
Signed Photograph in "Boris Godunov"
Signed Louis Mélançon photograph of the American coloratura soprano in costume as Kseniya (identified by stamp to verso as "Xenia") in a production of Mussorgsky's Boris Godunov. Scovotti has inscribed "To Paul– / Sincerely / Jeanette Scovotti." Metropolitan Opera Press Department stamp to verso. Wear to edges, else in fine condition. 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.