Found 16 collections related to Opera -- Production and direction

Alvary, Lorenzo, 1909-1996
Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound | *L (Special) 06-06
1859 sound recordings, analog; 1859 sound recordings, analog; 9, analog, 5 in.; 9, analog, 5 in.; 1545, analog, 7 in.; 1545, analog, 7 in.; 71, analog, 10 in.; 71, analog, 10 in.; 240, analog; 240, analog
Lorenzo Alvary, a hungarian born operatic bass, hosted the radio program titled "Opera Topics" between 1963 and 1984. It aired principally on WNYC, New York, and consisted of interviews with contemporary opera singers, historians, and impresarios,... more
Wymetal, William, 1890-1970
Music Division | JOB 07-15
14 leaves
Franco Vittadini's opera Anima allegra had its United States premiere at the Metropolitan Opera, New York, on February 14, 1923, in a production staged by William Wymetal (then known as Wilhelm von Wymetal). Consists of chiefly handwritten (with... more
Wolmut, John
Music Division | JPB 87-2
.6 linear feet (2 boxes)
Under the name of his birth Hans Wohlmuth, John Wolmut was a stage director for City Center Opera ca. 1945. He emigrated from Austria in 1938 and taught at Mannes and Curtis Institute before going to the Midwest in 1947. Four published piano-vocal... more
Fehl, Fred
Music Division | JPB 93-6
1667 slides, col; 1667 slides, col; 3314 photographic prints, silver gelatin b&w, 5 x 7 in.; 3314 photographic prints, silver gelatin b&w, 5 x 7 in.; ca. 3000 film negatives, safety, 4 x 6 in. or smaller; ca. 3000 film negatives, safety, 4 x 6 in. or smal
Since his arrival in New York City in 1939, Viennese-born Fred Fehl has devoted his life to photographing the performing arts. A pioneer in taking candid photographs during performances with available stage lighting, Fehl has documented... more
Wagner, Wieland, 1917-1966
Music Division | JOB 91-24
Wieland Wagner, grandson of Richard Wagner, was involved in various aspects of production of his grandfather's operas at Bayreuth. The recipient was his mother, Winifred Wagner, Richard's daughter-in-law. English translation of letter beginning... 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
Phillips-Matz, Mary Jane
Music Division | JPB 13-17
22.7 linear feet (51 boxes)
Mary Jane Phillips-Matz (1926-2013) was an American scholar and writer, noted for her many articles on opera and her biographies of composers Giuseppe Verdi and Giacomo Puccini, as well as her translations of opera libretti for the Metropolitan... more
Rychtarik, Richard, 1894-1982
Music Division | JPB 90-27
ca. 1.5 cubic ft.
Richard Waslav Rychtarik was an American set and costume designer of major productions at the Metropolitan Opera and other companies. Photographs, marked scores and librettos, letters, sketches, and clippings pertaining to productions, and some... more
Belmont, August, 1813-1890
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 257
.8 linear feet (3 boxes)
Collection consists of Belmont's letter books, 1853-1858, as United States Chargé d'Affaires and Minister to the Netherlands; correspondence as a director and president of the New York Academy of Music; visiting list, 1853-1854, at the Hague;... more
Schifter, Peter Mark, 1949-1993
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1993-048
9.9 linear feet (23 boxes, 2 oversized folders, 3 tubes)
Peter Mark Schifter (1949-1993) was an American theater, opera, and television director and writer. The Peter Mark Schifter papers hold production files, correspondence, photographs, and other material documenting his career as a director,... more
Stein, Jean
Music Division | JOB 14-01
.21 linear feet (1 box)
The Jean Stein files on Rudolf Von Oertzen and Friedelind Wagner date from 1951 to 1959. They mainly document the aborted 1959 production of Von Oertzen’s opera The Odyssey in Shreveport, Louisiana, as well as the friendship of Friedelind Wagner... more
Commons, Jeremy
Music Division | JPB 06-29
.042 linear feet (1 box)
The Jeremy Commons Letters to Solange Bak partially document a ten-year correspondence between the music scholar and the descendant of the Italian opera composers, Federico and Luigi Ricci, who were among his subjects of study.
Alvary, Lorenzo, 1909-1996
Music Division | JPB 06-16
8 linear feet (14 boxes)
This collection contains materials related to the Metropolitan Opera’s basso singer Lorenzo Alvary. In addition to the many photographs and clippings, there are several legal documents, correspondence and production materials relating to his... more
Miller, Craig J., 1950-1994
Jerome Robbins Dance Division | (S) *MGZMD 476
30.12 linear feet (58 boxes, 10 tubes, 4 oversize folders); 831 kilobytes (32 computer files)
Craig Miller (1950-1994) was an American lighting designer who worked in dance, opera, theater, and musical performances. The Craig Miller designs and papers date from 1969 to 1994 and document Miller's short but prolific career through designs... more
Schumer, Harry G
Music Division | JPB 92-70
14 boxes
Harry G. Schumer was the librarian of the Metropolitan Opera from 1938-1968. The collection includes color photographic transparencies, color slides, and black and white negatives taken by Schumer of Metropolitan Opera cast and crew during his... more
Saddler, Donald
Jerome Robbins Dance Division | (S) *MGZMD 293
37.69 linear feet (93 boxes)
Donald Saddler was a choreographer, director, and dancer in the disciplines of film, stage, ballet, and opera. The Donald Saddler papers contain materials from 1920 to 2010 that document Saddler's professional life, including correspondence,... more