Autograph note signed "Lehár Fr" to Maria Jeritza. Franz LEHÁR.

Autograph note signed "Lehár Fr" to Maria Jeritza

In blue ink on the verso of a postcard with unidentified photo on recto; printed credits to "Phot. Ing. F Mayer." Dated September 29, 1935. In German (with translation).

Lehár thanks Jeritza for her latest interpretation of his music:

"Still under the spell of the song 'Liebe du Himmel auf Erden' so wonderfully rendered by you … I thank you cordially for the artistic enjoyment.”

Slightly worn, creased and smudged; faint red ink stains.

"Liebe, du Himmel auf Erden" is an aria from Lehár's operetta Paganini (1926), made into a film in 1934. Maria Jeritza performed the song as part of a shortwave broadcast for an American audience in 1935. Lehár’s operetta Schön ist die Welt was first performed in 1930 (a revision of his earlier work Endlich allein, 1914).

Like other successful composers of the era, Léhar was close to Maria Jeritza (1887-1982), the most celebrated soprano from the final years of the Habsburg empire. She appeared regularly at the Metropolitan Opera in New York from 1921 on.

Item #25305

Price: $500.00  other currencies

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