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Guide to the Blanche Thebom Collection ARS.0059
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Box 34

Aida 1967

Scope and Contents

Verdi, Giuseppe, 1813-1901. Aïda.
Box 4, Box 6, Box 5

Alice 1976

Scope and Contents

An adaptation of Carroll's "Alice in Wonderland" for the stage by Thebom.
Box 8, Box 5, Box 4, Box 2

Amahl and The Night Visitors 1975

Scope and Contents

Menotti, Gian Carlo, 1911-2007. Amahl and the night visitors
Box 13, Box 46

The Astar Experiment 1978

Scope and Contents

Kirby, Lou Ann, 1948- Astar experiment
Box 33, Box 33

Barber of Seville 1984

Scope and Contents

Rossini, Gioacchino, 1792-1868. Barbiere di Siviglia. Performed by the Marin Opera Company.
Box 3, Box 4

Bastien & Bastienne / Mozart Fete Galante 1970-1976

Scope and Contents

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus, 1756-1791. Bastien und Bastienne
Box 4

La Bella Dormente

Scope and Contents

Respighi, Ottorino, 1879-1936. Bella dormente nel bosco
Box 8, Box 5, Box 13

Beret & Per Hanson 1977-1978

Scope and Contents

Opera written by a Mr. Hagen, performed at UALR.
Box 34

La Boheme

Scope and Contents

Puccini, Giacomo, 1858-1924. Bohème. Photographs from the Atlanta performance.
Box 13, Box 5, Box 8, Box 9

Calhoun's Christmas 1972-1980

Scope and Contents

Palmer, Carleton. Calhoun's Christmas. Libretto by Thebom, adapted from the book by Phyllis McGimsey.
Box 13, Box 33

The Consul 1974

Scope and Contents

Menotti, Gian Carlo, 1911-2007. Consul
Box 8, Box 4, Box 14, Box 47, Box 2

Carmen Cabaret / Caravan 1971-1982

Scope and Contents

Bizet, Georges, 1838-1875. Carmen. Adapted as a condensed version by Thebom.
Box 5, Box 11, Box 10

Childhood of Christ 1977

Scope and Contents

Berlioz, Hector, 1803-1869. Enfance du Christ
Box 5, Box 6, Box 10

Cinderella 1979-1980

Scope and Contents

Rossini, Gioacchino, 1792-1868. Cenerentola (Cinderella). Thebom's final production at UALR.
Box 33, Box 18, Box 4, Box 17

Cosi Fan Tutte 1975-1979

Scope and Contents

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus, 1756-1791. Così fan tutte
Box 16, Box 15

The Devil And Daniel Webster 1975-1982

Scope and Contents

Benét, Stephen Vincent, 1898-1943. Devil and Daniel Webster
Box 8, Box 4, Box 5, Box 1

Don Quixote 1978

Scope and Contents

Massenet, Jules, 1842-1912. Don Quichotte
Box 3, Box 16

Holiday For Santa 1970

Scope and Contents

Thebom, Blanche. Holiday for Santa.
Box 34, Box 33

King Arthur 1968

Scope and Contents

Purcell, Henry, 1659-1695. King Arthur. Debut performance at Atlanta's Memorial Arts Center.
Box 13, Box 16

Les Mamelles de Tiresias 1974

Scope and Contents

Poulenc, Francis, 1899-1963. Mamelles de Tirésias
Box 13

The Telephone

Scope and Contents

Menotti, Gian Carlo, 1911-2007. Telephone
Box 5

Master Pete's Puppet Show

Scope and Contents

Falla, Manuel de, 1876-1946. Retablo de Maese Pedro
Box 42, Box 47, Box 47

Merry Wives of Windsor 1985

Scope and Contents

Nicolai, Otto, 1810-1849. Lustigen Weiber von Windsor. Performed at San Francisco State.
Box 5, Box 4, Box 12, Box 8

The Old Maid And The Thief 1978

Scope and Contents

Menotti, Gian Carlo, 1911-2007. Old maid and the thief
Box 4, Box 9, Box 8

Orfeo 1974

Scope and Contents

Monteverdi, Claudio, 1567-1643. Orfeo
Box 5, Box 3, Box 46

Snowmaiden 1970

Scope and Contents

Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolay, 1844-1908. Snegurochka
Box 5

La Vida Breve

Scope and Contents

Falla, Manuel de, 1876-1946. Vida breve
Box 34, Box 47

Atlanta Opera Company / Atlanta Opera Council 1960-1972

Scope and contents

Clippings, contracts, correspondence, memoranda, photographs, press releases, production notes, programs, Box recordings of gala, etc.
Box 16

Blanche Thebom Show 1965

Physical Description: Twenty-five 7" open reel tapes

Scope and Contents

Recordings from Thebom's interview program (also possibly titled "Blanche Thebom Presents..."). Guests: Robert Merrill, Gary Graffman, Edward Woodward, Nicolai Gedda, Dore Schave, Marian Anderson, Enoch Light, Andre Kostelanetz, Skitch Henderson, Giorgio Tozzi, Mitch Miller, Hildegarde, Roddy McDowell, Eleanor Stebes, Jerome Hines, Richard Tucker, Jan Mitchell, Mischa Ellman, Roberta Peters, Alicia Markova, Eileen Farrell, and Bill Cosby.
Box 45, Box 44, Box 30

Discs - Instantaneous

Physical Description: One 7" disc ; three 10" discs ; one-hundred-and-forty-five 12" discs
Box 7, Box 26

Discs - Commercially pressed shellac

Physical Description: Seventy 78 rpm discs
Box 33, Box 1

Dubrovnick Summer Festival 1959

Scope and Contents

Program and other ephemera from a festival in Croatia at which Thebom performed.
Box 1

Metropolitan Opera House demolition clippings 1966-1967

Box 19, Box 24, Box 23, Box 22, Box 21, Box 20, Box 40, Box 39, Box 42, Box 41, Box 15, Box 37, Box 38, Box 31, Box 32, Box 36, Box 27, Box 28, Box 29

Printed music collection

Scope and Contents

Published scores, libretti, sheet music, teaching guides, etc. Many signed or possibly notated by Thebom. Some are manuscripts and some are photocopies. There are folders grouped by subject such as "Russian", "Italian", "German", "Light English" and "Encore Material."
Box 33, Box 1

Osaka International Festival 1961

Scope and Contents

Programs, scrapbook, and other ephemera from a festival in Japan at which Thebom performed.
Box 34

Songs of Experience - Daniel Steven Crafts

Scope and Contents

Crafts, Daniel Steven. Songs of Experience. Includes short correspondence and a news clipping.
Box 1, Box 15, Box 18, Box 13, Box 14, Box 11, Box 12, Box 6, Box 10, Box 2, Box 3

University of Arkansas at Little Rock (UALR)

Box 13, Box 5

UALR galas 1969-1971

Box 42, Box 25

Miscellaneous books

Scope and Contents

Books signed by or inscribed to Thebom. Some are signed by author. One book includes an essay ("Opera - Evolution or Revolution") by Thebom.
Box 25

Miscellaneous opera programs (San Francisco, Santa Fe, Seattle, Metropolitan) 1971-1990

Box 1

Miscellaneous programs and clippings featuring Thebom

Box 33, Box 9, Box 47, Box 46, Box 16, Box 47

Miscellaneous Boxvisual material 1938-1996

Scope and Contents

Many unmarked or poorly marked, some with no Thebom content. Among the recordings: Antony and Cleopatra 1966 ; Manila 1959 ; Kolodin ; Trigere ; "phone negotiations" ; Samson and Delilah ; Queen of Spades ; Regina ; Thebom interview KKHI ; Thebom interview 1993 (also transferred to DVD) ; Aida 1953 ; The Trojans in London ; many reels of disc transfers (marked with Roman numerals).
Box 17

Miscellaneous film

Physical Description: One 1" film in 5" can ; two 1/2" films in 12" cans

Scope and Contents

Films are minimally marked. One says "In Brasil with Senador Church" on its can, another says "rehearsals" on its leader.