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Lot 40. Rosa Ponselle and Eleanor Steber. Ponselle. (1897-1981). Legendary opera singer. Born in America of Italian immigrant parents. Enrico Caruso discovered her when he attended a variety show at which she was appearing with her sister, Carmella. He was captivated by the beauty of her voice and sponsored her audition at the Metropolitan Opera Company. Steber. (1914-1990). American operatic soprano. Steber is noted as one of the first major opera stars to have achieved the highest success with training and a career based in the United States.

5.5x3.5 printed envelope with ink signatures of Ponselle, Stever and Massimo Freccia (1906-2004), Italian conductor.

Light age toning, vertical fold down middle, small card identifying signatures stapled to lower right area of envelope.

MB. $25. Est. $85

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