Found 26 collections related to Metropolitan Opera (New York, N.Y.)

Schumer, Harry G
Music Division | JPB 92-70
6920 slides, col; 6920 slides, col; 132 transparencies, col, 10 x 6 cm; 132 transparencies, col, 10 x 6 cm; ca. 4000 negatives, film b&w, 9 x 6 cm. or smaller; ca. 4000 negatives, film b&w, 9 x 6 cm. or smaller
Harry G. Schumer (1893-1971) was Orchestra Librarian of the Metropolitan Opera from 1938 to 1968. Chiefly informal backstage photographs of artists in costume taken during opera productions between 1945 and 1965. Some sight-seeing slides taken on... more
Schuman, William, 1910-1992
Music Division | JPB 87-33
50 linear feet (195 boxes)
Correspondence; memoranda; reports; minutes of meetings; press releases; drafts and final copies of articles, speeches, and statements; awards and certificates; diaries; photographs; magazines; clippings; pamphlets and papers; programs; posters;... more
Blitzstein, Marc
Music Division | JPB 91-89
[68] leaves
Marc Blitzstein was an American composer of theater works and oratorios. Shortly before his death in 1964, the Ford Foundation commissioned him to write an opera on the subject of Sacco and Vanzetti for production by the Metropolitan Opera, but... more
Ribla, Gertrude
Music Division | JPB 06-53
4.19 linear feet (6 boxes)
The Gertrude Ribla Papers document the performing and teaching career of the American-born and trained opera singer through clippings, photographs, programs, publicity materials, and scrapbooks. Ribla, who entered the field of international opera... more
McGuinn, Richard
Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound | *L (Special) 90-13
583 sound tape reels, analog; 583 sound tape reels, analog; 505; 78
The collection consists of noncommercial recordings primarily of opera performances from 1936 to 1981 by major American and European houses, collected and in many cases recorded by Richard McGuinn. Opera houses represented include the Bayreuth... more
Fryer, Katharine Homer, 1907-
Music Division | JPB 09-3
58.3 linear feet (84 boxes)
The Louise Homer Collection extensively documents the lives and careers of Louise and Sidney Homer, as well as the history of their extended family. It was assembled by Katharine Homer Fryer, one of the Homers' twin daughters. The collection... more
Case, Anna, 1888-1984
Music Division | JPB 13-01
2.59 linear feet (10 boxes)
Anna Case (1889-1984) was an American soprano and composer who performed with the Metropolitan Opera from 1909 to 1920, and toured as a concert soloist until 1931. Her papers hold concert programs, scores by Case and other composers,... more
Frenkel, Stefan, 1902-1979
Music Division | JPB 11-2
4.34 linear feet (16 boxes, 1 other item)
The papers of the violinist Stefan Frenkel are primarily composed of scores for music by Frenkel and by other composers, many with Frenkel's performance notes. They also contain scrapbooks, clippings, photographs and programs.
Schindler, Kurt, 1882-1935
Music Division | JPB 93-1
The Kurt Schindler Papers represent the life and career of Kurt Schindler, a conductor, composer, music editor and folksong musicologist. The material covers his early musical interests and compositions, his career in the United States as an... more
Masiello, Alberta
Music Division | JPB 03-13
4.5 linear feet (12 boxes)
The papers of Alberta Masiello document her career as an opera vocal coach, as well as her early performing years. A significant portion of the collection, however, is a record of the opera careers of her grandfather and mother - Giuseppe and... more
Baum, Morton, 1905-1968
Jerome Robbins Dance Division | *LPA Mss 1992-001
12.7 linear feet (32 boxes)
Morton Baum was the chair of City Center’s Finance Committee from 1943 to 1968. In the 1960s he became its managing director. City Center was responsible for presenting many of the most important dance, music, opera and drama companies in New York... more
Warren, Leonard, 1911-1960
Music Division | JPB 06-75
8.92 linear feet (8 boxes)
The Leonard Warren Papers document the professional career of the American baritone. Warren was a leading performer with the Metropolitan Opera for over twenty years, whose significant accomplishments have been overshadowed by his dramatic death... more
Toscanini, Arturo, 1867-1957
Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound | *L (Special) 89-01
ca; 760 cubic feet
The Toscanini Legacy collection of sound recordings forms a part of the Toscanini Legacy housed at The New York Public Library. The recordings collection consists of acetate discs, shellac discs, vinyl discs, reel tapes, Selenophone recordings,... more
Ellis, Mary, 1900-2003
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 2003-017
13.625 linear feet (19 boxes
During her long life, Mary Ellis (1897-2003) was a successful singer and actress in opera, theatre, film, radio, and television. Working first in her native United States, then from the 1930s in her adopted home of England, she played dozens of... more
Flagstad, Kirsten, 1895-1962
Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound | *L (Special) 88-32
75 sound tape reels, analog; 75 sound tape reels, analog; 73; 2
These tapes constitute a large portion of the noncommercial recordings collected by Flagstad of her own performances and interviews. Recordings originating from Norway include Flagstad's farewell concert of December 12, 1953, and fourteen tapes... more
Toscanini, Arturo, 1867-1957
Music Division | JPB 90-1
The Toscanini Legacy Scores contain scores and parts owned and used by Arturo Toscanini.
Walter, Bruno, 1876-1962
Music Division | *ZB-2677 (series 1-9 only)
The Bruno Walter Papers represent the career of the conductor Bruno Walter. The collection contains correspondence (primarily from after his emigration to the United States in 1941) as well as photographs, some books and music, and memorabilia.
Tibbett, Lawrence, 1896-1960
Music Division | JPB 06-66
3.25 linear feet (5 boxes)
The papers of the American baritone singer Lawrence Tibbett consist primarily of photographs; they also include clippings and poems from admirers
Sembrich, Marcella, 1858-1935
Music Division | JPB 91-94
75 linear feet
Marcella Sembrich was a Polish born coloratura soprano who sang leading roles in European and American opera during her highly successful career. From 1898 to 1909 she was a regular member of the Metropolitan Opera Company, New York. She continued... more
Carson, Margaret, 1911-2007
Music Division | JPB 06-26
50 linear feet (112 boxes)
The Margaret Carson Papers document the work of one of New York City’s leading classical music publicists of the 20th century. They consist of clippings, correspondence, promotional material, press kits, photographs, concert programs and itineraries.
Kolodin, Irving, 1908-1988
Music Division | JPB 06-40
77 linear feet (157 boxes)
The Irving Kolodin Papers document the career of Irving Kolodin, music critic, author of several books and teacher at the Juilliard School. The collection dates from 1844 to 1986. In addition to Kolodin’s papers, dating from 1915-1986, there are... more
Peters, Roberta, 1930-2017
Music Division | JPB 07-6
84.67 linear feet (172 boxes)
The Roberta Peters Collection contains office files, photographs, programs, clippings, datebooks and diaries, scrapbooks, scores and audio/video recordings documenting every phase of her long career at the Metropolitan Opera and beyond.
Metropolitan Opera House (Organization : Philadelphia, Pa.)
Music Division | JPB 14-11
.63 linear feet (2 boxes)
The Metropolitan Opera has been one of the world’s premiere opera companies for well over a century. Its series of live Saturday matinee radio broadcasts began in 1931, featuring host Milton Cross. The Metropolitan Opera radio scripts date from... more
Stoddard, George D. (George Dinsmore), 1897-1981
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1993-016
.84 linear feet (2 boxes)
George D. Stoddard (1897-1981) was a chancellor of New York University and Long Island University. From its incorporation to the mid-1970s, Stoddard served on the board of directors of the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. The George... more
Hundley, Richard
Music Division | JPB 16-09
21.9 linear feet (66 boxes); 13.3 mb (2 computer files)
Richard Hundley (1931-) is an American composer of vocal music. The Richard Hundley papers, dating from the early 1900s to 2014 (bulk dates 1950s-2014), document the composer's career through scores, subject files, performance files, photographs,... more
Stratas, Teresa
Music Division | JPB 16-20
41.56 linear feet (86 boxes, 6 volumes, 2 tubes); 217.5 kb (9 computer files)
Teresa Stratas (born 1938) is a Canadian-born American soprano regarded as one of the greatest and most expressive opera actresses of all time. Her papers, dating from 1938 to 2016, document her life and career through letters, photographs,... more