ROSE BAMPTON - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 03/22/1940 - HFSID 296578
ROSE BAMPTON The American opera singer thanks a friend for sending a Christmas card and tells him about some of her upcoming broadcasts. Typed Letter signed: "Rose Bampton", 1 page, 6x7¾. No place, 1940 March 22.
Sale Price $252.00
The American opera singer thanks a friend for sending a Christmas card and tells him about some of her upcoming broadcasts.
Typed Letter signed: "Rose Bampton", 1 page, 6x7¾. No place, 1940 March 22. Written to "My dear Billy Doran", in full: "You deserve a most humble apology from me for not thanking you for your charming copper Christmas card with your very kind message of gratitude for our safe return to this country. Both my husband and I were deeply touched by your kind thought. I am glad that you heard the Ford Program, and I hope that you heard the "Aida": broadcast on the 2nd of March. My husband and I will be on the Ford Program the last Sunday in April. I am quite excited over singing with him. It is too bad that I have no con-cert near you this year, but if ever I come anywhere in your neighborhood, please be sure to come and see me. Thank you again for your sweet letters and kind thoughts. Cordially," Rose Bampton (1907-2007) was an American operatic contralto who made her debut as Siébel in Gounod's Faust at the Chautaugua Opera in 1929. She sang several times with Leopold Stokowski and the Philadelphia Orchestra, bringing her to the attention of New York's Metropolitan Opera. In addition to singing for 18 seasons (1932-1950) with the Met, Bampton appeared with companies in Chicago, San Francisco and Buenos Aires, and she sang regularly with the New York Philharmonic and other orchestras. Bampton, whose repertory included Donna Anna in Don Giovanni, Alceste and several Wagnerian roles, also made a number of recordings. Bampton was married to Wilfrid Pelletier, a Conductor at the Met and the first Music Director of the Montreal Symphony Orchestra, from 1937 until his death in 1982. Normal mailing fold. Slightly creased. Otherwise, fine condition.
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