My story about soprano Maralin Niska continues to be the most-Googled of all my opera-related blog entries. Since I have many pictures of Maralin, I've decided to create a gallery.
Maralin in TRAVIATA with Luigi Alva.
THE MAKROPOULOS AFFAIR with Harry Theyard.
Emilia Marty, Maralin's most famous role.
Emilia Marty at NYCO.
LA VOIX HUMAINE.
A favorite Maralin portrait.
In Carlisle Floyd's SUSANNAH with the Metropolitan Opera National Company.
Make-up...with mezzo Sylvia Friedrich.
With tenor Robert Bennett in BUTTERFLY (Met National Company).
As Butterfly with Julian Patrick as Sharpless (Met National Company).
With mezzo Ellen Berse in BUTTERFLY Act II (Met National Company).
With Rise Stevens, director of the Met National Company.
Backstage at NYC Opera.
Backstage at the Met after VESPRI.
After a performance as Emilia Marty at NYCO.
The radiant Maralin Niska.
With mezzo Betty Allen.
Bowing with Sherrill Milnes after Tanglewood OTELLO.
SUSANNAH at NYCO with Norman Treigle.
TOSCA at the Met with Ingvar Wixell as Scarpia.
As Tosca at NYCO: "Muori dannato!"
After a performance.
One of my favorite Niska photos, from the mid-70s when she was dividing her time between the Met and NYC Opera.
My Maralin Niska button!