We are pleased to offer for sale this 1997 American Music Series - Opera Singers 32 Cent US Postage Stamp MNH Sheet of 20 Scott #3154-#3157.
Stamp Sheet Information:
Country: United States
Stamp Name: American Music Series - Opera Singers
First Day Cover Issue Date: September 10th, 1997
Denomination: 32 Cents
+ Scott Numbers...- Scott Numbers
3154 Lily Pons
3155 Richard Tucker
3156 Lawrence Tibbett
3157 Rosa Ponselle
+ Illustration Numbers...- Illustration Numbers
A2437 Lily Pons
A2438 Richard Tucker
A2439 Lawrence Tibbett
A2440 Rosa Ponselle
Condition: MNH (Mint Never Hinged). Stamp Sheet is a stock photo. Plate positions may vary.
Sheet Size: 20 stamps, 4 across 5 down
History: Opera began in Florence, Italy during the 16th century. Performing a dramatic work of text and music, opera uses many parts of spoken theater, and is usually accompanied by an orchestra or other small musical cast. While opera singers come from all around the world, the United States has produced some very successful performers. Lily Pons (April 12, 1898 - February 13, 1976) worked with the Metropolitan Opera in New York City, where she performed almost 300 times from 1931 to 1960. Also getting his start at the Metropolitan Opera, Richard Tucker (August 28, 1913 - January 8, 1975) had an illustrious 30-year career. He is still the only person to ever have their funeral on the stage of the Metropolitan Opera. Performing more than 600 times at the Metropolitan Opera was Lawrence Tibbett. He currently has a star on the "Hollywood Walk of Fame." Rosa Ponselle (January 22, 1897 - May 25, 1981) was considered one of the greatest sopranos of the past 100 years and was featured in operas around the world.