Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to the Covent Garden Opera Company

Letter No.: 
VWL4964
[late April 1951]

From R. Vaughan Williams,
The White Gates,
Westcott Road,
Dorking.

To the "Pilgrim's Progress" Company
Royal Opera House, Covent Garden

Dear Friends
Thankyou all, from the bottom of my heart for your splendid singing, acting, dancing, playing, conducting, painting, dressmaking, producing and management
This was all wonderful - but you added to it (as my friend Professor Dent puts it) a sort of "dedication" which made everything glow with a new light.
Thankyou, also, for the friendly atmosphere which made all those arduous hours of rehearsal such a pleasure to me.
Thankyou, indeed, for everything
Yours affectionately
R Vaughan Williams

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Shelfmark of original letter: 
VAUGHAN WILLIAMS CORRESP ITEM 1, 46/3/3
General notes: 

The first performance of VW's opera Pilgrim's Progress at Covent Garden was on 26 April 1951.

Format: 
Letter