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LABLACHE, LUIGI
LUIGI LABLACHE A third person autograph letter dated May 19, 1841, by the great Italian bass, music master to the Princess Victoria, who became Queen Victoria of England. To English musician Sir George Smart, a close friend of Weber, who died in Smart's home. "Signor Lablache's best compliments to Sir George Smart and accepts his invitation to dinner against the 26 instant." 1 page, small 8vo. [ref:6398]
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LANZA, MARIO
MARIO LANZA A scarce and attractive 8 x 10 signed and inscribed photograph of the American tenor and Hollywood star; "To Joe, Best Wishes Always from Mario Lanza." From the 1950 musical The Toast of New Orleans from which his popular hit Be My Love originated. [ref:6400]
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Lanza, Mario
MARIO LANZA. The sheet music for Jerome Kern's Why Do I Love? from Show Boat signed on the illustrated front cover by Mario Lanza "M. Lanza." Lanza covered many of Kern's classic love songs. He sang this particular song on the Mario Lanza Show on July 22, 1952; the program was a summer replacement for The Charley MaCarthy Show. Original wrappers, disbound but complete, large 4to. [ref:5243]
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Lehmann, Liza
A 3 1/2 X 5 1/2 signed carte photograph of the English soprano and composer. [ref:1842]
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LEONCAVALLO, RUGGERO
RUGGERO LEONCAVALLO The detached half-title page of the Italian composer's 1897 opera La Boheme. The creator of the earlier verismo opera I Pagliacci boldy inscribes, signs and dates the leaf to Marie de Reszke, sister of the great basso and tenor brothers, Edouard and Jean de Reske. "To Madame Marie de Reszke, profound and sincere devotion, R. Leoncavallo, Milan, October 4, 1902." 1 page, 4to. [ref:5950]
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Lind, Jenny
An autograph letter signed January 7, 1852, by the “Swedish Nightingale.”

“I thank you very much for your kind proposal for this evening-but I can unfortunately not avail myself of the same, as I expect several persons here to night-at the very hour you mention.” 1 page, 8vo. [ref:4513]
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Lind, Jenny
JENNY LIND. An autograph letter signed Jenny Goldschmidt, Argyle Lodge, Wimbledon, April 14, 1862, by the soprano known as "The Swedish Nightingale." Here the singer commiserates with an old friend, "…who can be well in these times of trials-sickness sadness and death coupled with such gloomy days." "Well happiest those who have died in the Lord. Life has very little brightness…Oh! My blessed art---and my blessed husband. They have both been my support." "I feel like a cork when I sing. Without these two pillars I would have melted away in the midst of the most painful circumstances I have [had] since my birth..." 4 pages, 8vo. [ref:5607]
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Lindi, Aroldo
An 8 X 10 signed, inscribed and dated 1935 Alfred Fabris photograph of the Swedish tenor as Don Jose in Carmen. On back, an obit noting Lindi's unexpected and dramatic death on stage while singing Canio's Vesti la giubba. [ref:3740]
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LORENZ, MAX
MAX LORENZ A vintage 3 ¼ x 5 ½ Dietrich carte photograph signed and dated 1944, by the German heldentenor, who despite his homosexuality and his marriage to a Jewish woman, was a favorite at Bayreuth. Loren is show as Riccardo in Verdi's Ballo in Maschera. [ref:6257]
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Lucca, Pauline
A warm 4-page 12mo autograph letter signed Pauline, November 24, 1882, by the Austrian soprano. The singer, a favorite of Meyerbeer and Auber, writes to her brother-in-law, "I am elated to hear that you plan to visit my poor, exiled husband after New Year’s...Aside from the fact that Emil will be delighted to see you, the journey itself is so rewarding...the Riviera is truly the most beautiful spot to be seen on this earth. "Next Wednesday I shall travel to Berlin; I already have a horror of the visit there. But it has to be done whether I like it or not." [ref:1219]
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