John Coates

Coates, John

tenor (1865-1941). Autograph letter signed and cabinet photograph signed. London. 8vo. 2 pp. on bifolium. The photograph (100 x 140 mm) on slightly larger cardboard of "Hana" studios in London with the atelier's imprint.
280 € (90423/BN60125)

To a Mr Roeckel: "It is indeed kind of you to send me the book of Wagner's letters to your brother. I shall devour it eagerly. I appreciate very much such a kind thought, it was a very great pleasure indeed to me to meet you, I wish many more such opportunities would present themselves. I would be delighted if you would accept the enclosed photograph of myself as 'Lohengrin' with all good wishes for the new year [...]". - Noted on the photograph: "Yours sincerely [...]". - In the year 1901 Coates had sung the role of Claudio in Charles Villiers Stanford's opera "Much Ado About Nothing", at the Leeds Festival, and in the "Gürzenich's Concerts and Opera" at Cologne and at Leipzig.

- On stationery with embossed address, slightly foxing. The photograph in close to perfect state..

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