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FRANZ LEHAR - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 06/19/1942 - HFSID 266621

FRANZ LEHÁR. ALS: "Uncle Lehár Fz" in German, 1p, 5¾x4 postcard. Zurich, 1942 June 19. To Fraulein Maria. Fully translated: "Having returned from Basel, I conducted Land of Smiles here as well. I performed Giuditta. Many cordial regards"

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FRANZ LEHÁR. ALS: "Uncle Lehár Fz" in German, 1p, 5¾x4 postcard. Zurich, 1942 June 19. To Fraulein Maria. Fully translated: "Having returned from Basel, I conducted Land of Smiles here as well. I performed Giuditta. Many cordial regards". Postcard photograph is captioned: "Grand Hôtel & Hôtel Euler, Basel". Franz Lehár (1870-1948) was a major figure in the revival of Viennese light opera at the beginning of the 20th century. His The Merry Widow (1905) popularized operetta in the U.S. and but also became Hitler's favorite stage work. His operetta, Land of Smiles, premiered in London in 1931, Giuditta premiered at the Vienna Opera House in 1934. Lehár, despite having a Jewish wife, remained in Vienna during World War II, conducting the Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra in 1942. Toned. Ink smudge above first word of greeting. Notes (unknown hand) at lower margin. Fine condition.

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