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PATRICE MUNSEL - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED CIRCA 1975 - HFSID 342251

Handwritten, signed letter from the Metropolitan soprano, thanking friend Charles Forsythe for his support on opening night of a recent production Autograph Letter Signed: "Pat", 4½x3½. New York City, New York.

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PATRICE MUNSEL
Handwritten, signed letter from the Metropolitan soprano, thanking friend Charles Forsythe for his support on opening night of a recent production
Autograph Letter Signed: "Pat", 4½x3½. New York City, New York. In full: "Dear Charles, Thank you dear one for your opening night good wishes! It is such a fun company to be in - and the audiences love it. Who could ask for anything more?? Call me at the theatre + let's have a drink or dinner between shows. Love". Patrice Munsel (1925-2016) was an operatic soprano who, at age 18, was the youngest singer (and, by extension, the youngest soprano) accepted at the Metropolitan Opera of New York. By the age of 27, she had starred in more than 12 roles with the Metropolitan Opera. Affectionately known as "Princess Pat", she was admired for her many talents, which include singing, ballet, tap-dancing and even rhythmic whistling. She eventually married Robert Schuler and the couple had four children. The gifted singer also made a foray into acting: She appeared as Nellie Melba in 1953's film version of Melba and with Alfred Drake in Naughty Marietta (1955). She and her husband went on to write a book about their shared experiences: The Diva and I. Charles Forsythe was a theatre director and producer. Water droplets across card, slightly distorting some lettering. Corners slightly worn and creased. Otherwise, fine condition.


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