1 page. Octavo. Dated Bad Ischl, August 8, 1929. On personal stationary, addressed on verso by Lehár with corrections by another hand. In German (with translation).
Lehár reports the mailing of a photograph to the conductor Charles Moncharmont, mentions in passing a possible "sound film" project, and announces the forthcoming premiere of his operetta Das Land des Lächelns in Berlin with Richard Tauber and Vera Schwarz:
"... Today I sent another photograph to Moncharmont ... I cannot say anything definitive about the interesting sound film offer at this time. On October 4 there will be my grand premiere ..."
Lightly worn and browned; creased at horizontal fold.
Librettist Robert de Mackiels (Machiels-Clinbourg; 1880-1965) and conductor Charles Moncharmont (1870-1941) had staged the first French production of Lehár's operetta Der Zarewitsch in Lyon on April 16, 1929. The premiere of Das Land des Lächelns was postponed until October 10, 1929. The "sound film project" is probably a filmed version of one of Lehár's operettas.
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