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Euterpe Opera Theatre records, 1926-1995
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Description
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.
Background
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.
Extent
5.2 linear ft. (4 document boxes and 9 flat boxes)
Restrictions
Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.
Availability
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Open for research. Advance notice required for access. Contact the UCLA Library Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.