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  • OPERA IN PHILADELPHIAPERFORMANCE CHRONOLOGY 1950 - 1974

    COMPILED BY FRANK HAMILTON 2011

    http://FrankHamilton.orgfh@FrankHamilton.org

    sources

    Metropolitan Opera Archives, computer database (Robert Tuggle)

    Academy of Music / Philadelphia Orchestra Archives (Joanne E. Barry)

    A History of the Savoy Company 1901-1950: William C. Ferguson, Jr.: The Savo yCompany,Philadelphia 1951.

    A History of the Savoy Company 1901-1980: The Savo yCompany, Philadelphia 1982.

    Free Library of Philadelphia:Bound: Phila. Grand Opera Company : Programme: 782.1 P532p 1926/27 - 1928/29Bound: Phila. Grand Opera Company : Programme: 782.1 P532p 1929/30 - 1933/34Folder: Phila. Grand Opera Co. 1951-55Bound: Phila. Grand Opera Company : Programme: 782.1 P532p 1955/56 - 1959Bound: Phila. Grand Opera Company : Programme: 782.1 P532p 1955/56 - 1959Bound: Phila. Grand Opera Company : Programme: 782.1 P532p 1960 - 1963/64Bound: Phila. Grand Opera Company : Programme: 782.1 P532p 1965 - 1969Bound: Phila. Grand Opera Company : Programme: 782.1 P532p 1970 - 1971/72Bound: Phila. Grand Opera Company : Programme: 782.1 P532p 1972 - 1973

    New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Lincoln Center:Clipping file: Philadelphia La Scala Grand Opera CompanyClipping file: Philadelphia Lyric Opera Company

    New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Lincoln Center:Folder: *MBD (uncataloged): Philadelphia Civic Opera CompanyFolder: *MBD (uncataloged): Philadelphia Civic Grand Opera CompanyFolder: *MBD (uncataloged): Philadelphia Grand OperaFolder: *MBD (uncataloged): Philadelphia Grand Opera CompanyFolder: *MBD (uncataloged): Philadelphia La Scala Opera CompanyFolder: *MBD (uncataloged): Philadelphia Lyric Opera CompanyFolder: *MBD (uncataloged): Philadelphia Opera Company (2 folders)Folder: *MBD (uncataloged): Philadelphia Opera House

    Free Library of Philadelphia:Bound: Phila. LaScala Opera Company: 782.1 P5324p 1938/39 - 1941/42Bound: Phila. LaScala Opera Company : Programme: 782.1 P5324p

    1942/43 - 1944/45Bound: Phila. LaScala Opera Company : Programme: 782.1 P5324p

    1945/46 - 1946/47Bound: Phila. LaScala Opera Company : Programme: 782.1 P5324p 1947/48Bound: Phila. LaScala Opera Company : Programme: 782.1 P5324p 1948/49Bound: Phila. LaScala Opera Company : Programme: 782.1 P5324p

    1949/50 1953/54

  • Free Library of Philadelphia:Bound: Phila. Lyric Opera Company: 782.1 P5326p 1958/59 - 1959/60Folder: Phila. Lyric Opera Company: 782.1 P5326p 1960/61Folder: Phila. Lyric Opera Company: 782.1 P5326p 1962/63Bound: (Programme) The Phila. Lyric Opera Co.: 782.1 P5326p 1964/65Bound: (Programme) The Phila. Lyric Opera Co.: 782.1 P5326p 1966/67Box: Phila. Lyric Opera Company: 782.1 P5326p Bal Two [1968 - 1975]Bound: Philadelphia Lyric Opera Company: 782.1 P5326p 1971/72 - 1972/73

    Free Library of Philadelphia:Philadelphia Orchestra bound programs and performance recordsFolder: Academy of Vocal ArtsFolder: Boston OperaFolder: American Opera CompanyFolder: Rittenhouse Opera

    New York Public Library : Humanities and Social Sciences Library:Microfilm: Philadelphia Inquirer 1950: ZY 206 - ZY 239Microfilm: Philadelphia Inquirer 1951: ZY 240 - ZY 275Microfilm: Philadelphia Inquirer 1952: ZY 276 - ZY 311Microfilm: Philadelphia Inquirer 1953: ZY 312 - ZY 347Microfilm: Philadelphia Inquirer 1954: ZY 348 - ZY 383Microfilm: Philadelphia Inquirer 1955: ZY 384 - ZY 419Microfilm: Philadelphia Inquirer 1956: ZY 420 - ZY 452Microfilm: Philadelphia Inquirer 1957: ZY 453 - ZY 488Microfilm: Philadelphia Inquirer 1958: ZY 489 - ZY 511Microfilm: Philadelphia Inquirer 1959: ZY 512 - ZY 535Microfilm: Philadelphia Inquirer 1960: ZY 536 - ZY 558Microfilm: Philadelphia Inquirer 1961: ZY 559 - ZY 582Microfilm: Philadelphia Inquirer 1962: ZY 583 - ZY 606Microfilm: Philadelphia Inquirer 1963: ZY 607 - ZY 630Microfilm: Philadelphia Inquirer 1964: ZY 631 - ZY 654Microfilm: Philadelphia Inquirer 1965: ZY 655 - ZY 678Microfilm: Philadelphia Inquirer 1966: ZY 679 - ZY 714Microfilm: Philadelphia Inquirer 1967: ZY 715 - ZY 750Microfilm: Philadelphia Inquirer 1968: ZY 751 - ZY 786Microfilm: Philadelphia Inquirer 1969: ZY 787 - ZY 822Microfilm: Philadelphia Inquirer 1970: ZY 823 - ZY 859Microfilm: Philadelphia Inquirer 1971: ZY 860 - ZY 896Microfilm: Philadelphia Inquirer 1972: ZY 897 - ZY 934Microfilm: Philadelphia Inquirer 1973: ZY 935 - ZY 982Microfilm: Philadelphia Inquirer 1974: ZY 983 - ZY 1006

    Temple University : Urban Archives (Samuel Paley Library):Philadelphia Evening Bulletin (morgue)Clipping files: (operas by name)Clipping files: (opera companies by name)

    Harry Saunders, Philadelphia : photocopies of Curtis Institute programmes

    Curtis Institute of Music, Library and Archives, Joanne Seitter

    Temple University Conwellana-Templana Collection The University Archives(Carol Harris)

  • 19501/03/50: Simon Boccanegra: Philadelphia, Academy of Music (Metropolitan Opera Company, New York), hour: 2000

    Simon Boccanegra Leonard WarrenMaria Boccanegra (Amelia Grimaldi) Astrid Varnay

    Jacopo Fiesco (Andrea) Mihly SzkelyPaolo Albiani Giuseppe Valdengo

    Pietro Lorenzo AlvaryGabriele Adorno Richard Tucker

    Unancella di Amelia Thelma AltmanUn capitano dei balestrieri Paul Franke

    maestro direttore Fritz Stiedry

    1/05/50: La traviata: Philadelphia, Academy of Music (Philadelphia La Scala Opera Company), hour: 2015: stage directorBenjamin Altieri, Luigi Raybout; ballet master and choreographer William Sena

    Violetta Valry Lucia EvangelistaAlfredo Germont Nino MartiniGiorgio Germont Cesare Bardelli

    Flora Bervoix Rosemary CicconeIl barone Douphol Lloyd Harris

    Il dottor Grenvil John LawlerAnnina Berenice Fontayne

    Gastone di Letorires John RossiIl marchese dObigny Ettore Morelatto

    maestro direttore Giuseppe Bamboschek

    Incidental dances: Honor McCulken, Lucia SandosDorothie Kayne, Bette Schmidt, corps de ballet

    1/16/50: Die lustige Witwe(English): Philadelphia, Forrest Theater, hour: 2030: stage dir. Wilbur Evans, choreographySonia Levkova;

    Raymond de la FesseMichael GuldaNatasha Betty Ann Bosch

    Comte de la Croche Nixon MillerMarquis Zanagra Charles Tyrell

    M. Derval Tom BateMme. Derval Helen Kelly

    Comte de Rochford Arthur N. BellDiane de Rochford Joyce Quinlan

    Nikoff Fred HarperMme: Nikoff Gloria EvansBaron Mazzi Malcolm Lee Beggs

    Xenia Susanna FosterPrince Danilo Wilbur Evans

    Lolo La Touche Jane Everettmaestro direttore Robert Keller

    Sonia LevkovaGilrose & Starr

    Die lustige Witweran for two weeks with matines on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 1430.

  • 1/17/50: Der Rosenkavalier: Philadelphia, Academy of Music (Metropolitan Opera Company, New York), hour: 2000

    Die Feldmarschallin Eleanor SteberDer Baron Ochs auf LerchenauEmanuel List

    Octavian Jarmila NovotnaHerr von Faninal Hugh Thompson

    Sophie Erna BergerJungfer Marianne Leitmetzerin Thelma Votipka

    Valzacchi Peter KleinAnnina Hertha Glaz

    Ein Polizeikommissar Lorenzo AlvaryDer Haushofmeister bei der FeldmarschallinEmery Darcy

    Der Haushofmeister bei Faninal Paul FrankeEin Notar Gerhard Pechner

    Ein Wirt Leslie ChabayEin Snger Kurt Baum

    Drei adelige Waisen

    Paula Lenchner

    Maxine StellmanThelma Altman

    Eine Modistin Lois HuntEin Tierhndler Leslie Chabay

    Ein Friseur Matthew VittucciLeopold Ludwig Burgstaller

    Den Mohammed Peggy Smithersmaestro direttore Fritz Reiner

    1/24/50: Samson et Dalila(first season, opening night): Philadelphia, Academy of Music (Philadelphia Civic Grand OperaCompany), hour: 2015: stage director Luigi Raybaud; ballet master and chreographer William Sena

    Dalila Blanche ThebomSamson Giovanni Martinelli

    Le grand-prtre de Dagon Martial SingherAbimlech John Lawler

    Un vieillard hbreu Nino RuisiUn messager philistin Andrea Canale

    Premier Philistin George TalloneDeuxime Philistin Warren Holland

    A boy Jerry Sandozmaestro direttore Fausto Cleva

    Act I: Incidental dances: Corps de balletAct III, 2: Bacchanale: Lucia Sandos, Honor McCulken

    Anita Spector, Bette Schmidt, Peggy Atkinson, corps de ballet

    1/26/50: Il barbiere di Siviglia: Philadelphia, Academy of Music (Philadelphia La Scala Opera Company), hour: 2015:stage director Benjamin Altieri

    Il conte dAlmaviva Nino MartiniIl dottore Bartolo Lloyd Harris

    Rosina Agata BorziFigaro Enzo Mascherini

    Don Basilio Victor TatozziFiorello Francesco Curci

    Berta Virginia HouseyUn ufficiale Francesco Curci

    maestro direttore Giuseppe Bamboschek

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  • 1/31/50: Die Meistersinger: Philadelphia, Academy of Music (Metropolitan Opera Company, New York), hour: 1900

    Hans Sachs Herbert JanssenVeit Pogner Dezs Ernster

    Kunz Vogelgesang Paul FrankeKonrad Nachtigall Hugh ThompsonSixtus BeckmesserGerhard Pechner

    Fritz Kothner Kenneth SchonBalthasar Zorn Alessio de Paolis

    Ulrich Eilinger Emery DarcyAugustin Moser Leslie ChabayHermann Ortel Osie HawkinsHans Schwarz Lawrence Davidson

    Hans Foltz Lorenzo AlvaryWalter von Stolzing Set Svanholm

    David Peter KleinEva Astrid Varnay

    Magdalene Kerstin ThorborgEin Nachtwchter Clifford Harvuotmaestro direttore Fritz Reiner

    2/02/50: Die Fledermaus(English): Philadelphia, Academy of Music (Cosmopolitan Opera Company)

    Alfred James TinsmanAdele Charlotte Skorko

    Rosalinde Lana de Rites CascarinoGabriel von Eisenstein Terrell Kelly

    Dr. Blind Harris NewmanDr. Falke Howard Eismann

    Fr ank James HarlanPrinz Orlofsky unknown

    Fr osch Harold Clarkroles unknown: Edward Scott

    Gladys ReepsZenia Soutter

    maestro direttore Theodore Feinmann

    Ellwood DoughertyStasya Modzeliauskas

    2/09/50: Il barbiere di Siviglia(English): Philadelphia, Academy o