Lot 148: Arthur Sullivan, a British composer (1842-1900) best known for his collaborations on more than a dozen classic comic operas with librettist W. S. Gilbert, including H.M.S. Pinafore, The Pirates of Penzance, and The Mikado. ALS, one page, 4.25 x 6.5, Queen's Mansions letterhead, November 15, 1893. Letter to a Miss Da Costa. The letter is written to Da Costa about hearing her sing when he returns and the in the first line he recites a line from his comic opera Utopia, Limited or, The Flowers of Progress, then playing at the Savoy. In full:Dear Miss Da Costa,"Attractive girls cannot be too particular", and I am glad to see you are prudent in your letter. Yes I will gladly hear you when I returned from Berlin and to all you asked me to do. Yours Sincerely Arthur Sullivan.
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