1 page. N.p., n.d. On ivory stationery with small embossed monogram and decorative crown-like motif to upper left corner. In German (with translation). Framed with a reproduction photograph of Meyerbeer.
"I read your manuscript that you left for my approval. When you come to visit I will give you my opinion. Very truly yours Meyerbeer."
Creased at folds and slightly overall.
From the collection of Marilyn Horne (b. 1934).
Meyerbeer was "the most frequently performed opera composer during the 19th century, linking Mozart and Wagner." Matthias Brzoska in Grove Music Online.
A distinguished American mezzo-soprano, "Horne had a voice of extraordinary range, rich and tangy in timbre, with a stentorian chest register and an exciting top... In concert she once achieved the feat of singing in a single programme Rossini arias and Brünnhilde’s Immolation Scene, proof of her exceptional versatility. Throughout her lengthy career she was an admired recitalist, singing lieder, mélodies, Spanish and American songs with equal aplomb." Alan Blyth in Grove Music Online.
Price: $600.00 other currencies