Records of the Euterpe Opera Theatre. Contents include production files, minutes, membership materials, bylaws and articles
of incorporation, financial documents, leases, publicity materials, programs, clippings, and photographs.
The Euterpe Opera Theatre was founded in Los Angeles in 1924. Opening its first season with Gounod's "Romeo and Juliet," it
has since given over 300 performances. The theatre was incorporated under California law in 1928, and in 1932 opened productions
in downtown's newly built Biltmore Theatre. It continued to give performances at other now- historic venues, such as the Wilshire
Ebell Theater. In 1964, it opened the first opera production at the newly constructed Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, where it
has since given 100 performances. Euterpe productions of traditional operatic works were notable for being dramatically staged
and sung in English, though in the later years, some performances were also given in Spanish. The Euterpe Opera Theatre had
both seasoned veterans and early- career performers in its productions; Euterpe alumni include Nadine Conner, Jerome Hines,
Mary Costa, Jonathan Mack, Karen Armstrong, Carole Neblett, Heinz Bankenburg, and Marvelee Cariaga.
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