Cabinet Photograph (Trimmed)
Aimé Dupont Studio - Photographer
574 Fifth Avenue, New York City, United States
c. 1900

Polish bass Édouard de Reszke costumed as Hagen in
Götterdämmerung performed at the Metropolitan Opera in New York City.

Édouard de Reszke
was born in Warsaw in 1853 and studied under Filippo Coletti and Giovanni Sbriglia. He made his stage debut as the King of Egypt in the first Paris performance of
Giuseppe Verdi's
Aida in 1876. He often appeared with his older brother tenor Jean de Reszke.  Her appeared regularly in London, Paris and New York in a career that lasted until
1903 when due to a failing voice he retired. He died at Garnek. Poland on May 25, 1917.