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Description: Renowned Italian operatic soprano Renata Tebaldi (1922-2004) signed this typed letter to Mr. John Pitcherale of Belmont, Massachusetts kindly thanking him for his “sweet letter”. Pitcherale seems to have been an avid fan; Tebaldi writes in part: “I am sorry that you were not able to get backstage after the Boston performance. However, I’m happy to know that you enjoyed ‘Boheme’ so much… I am sure you can imagine how much mail an artist receives in the course of a season, and so I trust that, even if I am unable to answer all of your letters and cards, you will understand, and know that I do appreciate hearing from you.”

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. She had a lengthy career, singing in 1,048 opera performances and 214 concerts.

Typed on a 7 ¾” x 6” sheet of Renata Tebaldi’s personal imprinted stationery and is accompanied by the original transmittal envelope. Item #A01376

Condition: Mailing fold line, light  fading at top and bottom blank margins, overall very good condition with a large, bold signature.