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Description: Renowned Italian operatic soprano Renata Tebaldi (1922-2004) signed this typed letter to Mr. John P. Pitcherale of Massachusetts kindly thanking him for sending her his reviews and flowers, but she writes that, “I will not be able to wear your camellias, because I have to wear those ones which match my dress and they are artificial.” She enclosed a Renata Tebaldi “Music Club” membership card for John Pitcherale and signed it as the Honorary President.

Tebaldi was a star of Milan’s La Scala and the Metropolitan Opera. Famed conductor Arturo Toscanini praised her as having the voice of an angel and she is still considered to be one of the greatest and most beloved performers of the 20th century. Over her lengthy career, Tebaldi sang in 1,048 opera performances and 214 concerts.

The letter is typed on a sheet of The Buckingham Hotel of New York stationery which measures: 6 3/4″ x 5 3/8″. The membership card measures: 2 1/2″ x 3 5/8″. Includes original transmittal envelope. Item #A01198

Condition: Letter has a fold line, otherwise in very good condition. Both items have clean, bold signatures.