Typed letter to Mrs. J.A. Shawan, Jr. Signed in full and with autograph postscript
by TIBBETT, Lawrence 1896-1960
The great American baritone Lawrence Tibbett sang principal roles at the Metropolitan Opera for 27 seasons. "His dark, pliant voice and matinée-idol appearance made him popular in films as well as light opera, and he was a significant force in early American radio. In 1950 he appeared on Broadway in The Barrier, and his last stage role was in the musical comedy Fanny (1956). He is perhaps best represented by his Otello recordings, which reveal him as an Iago of sly wit, his ample fervour in the ‘Credo' counterbalanced by a silken pianissimo in ‘Era la notte'. He also sang Germont in the live 1935 Metropolitan recording of La traviata with Rosa Ponselle." Martin Bernheimer in Grove Music Online.. 1 page. Quarto. Dated Hollywood, September 4, 1936. On personal letterhead with "Lawrence Tibbett" embossed at head. With original envelope. Tibbett answers Mrs. Shawan's question: his favorite song is Franz Schubert's "Omnipotence" ["Die Allmacht"]." 'Omnipotence' comes closest to being my favorite as it combines more of beauty, uplift and drama than any other of which I can think... P.S. 'Omnipotence' is originally titled 'Die Allmacht' in German and is by Franz Schubert." (Inventory #: 23713)
Musical Autographs and Manuscripts; Rare Books on Music and Dance; First and Early Editions of Printed Music; Prints, Drawings and Ephemera relating to Music and Dance including Opera and Ballet.
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