1 page. Octavo. On personal letterhead with decorative embossed monogram to upper left corner. Double-matted with a three-quarter length wood-engraved portrait of the composer, seated, by Maria Chenny. Framed and glazed. Overall size ca. 13.75" x 17".
Meyerbeer is happy to be able to comply with his correspondent's wish. He tells her that Andrea will come to see her brother on Thursday afternoon at 4:45 and to make sure that he will be home; the composer asks her to "take care that at the same time Doctor Houby will be present."
Creased at folds.
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. Item #30311
Price: $500.00 other currencies