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Collection Description

Collection Title
Charles Acton Collection: Box 10 (1958-70)
Unique Identifier
Acton Gift 10
Collection of programmes relating to the Dublin Grand Opera Society from 1958-70.

The festival booklets (1958-70) contain programme notes on each work performed in the festivals, and biographies and photos of the performers and conductors. Members of the Radio Éireann Symphony Orchestra and the performing members of the Dublin Grand Opera Society delineated, as as the patrons.
1958: Gaiety Theatre: Festival of Italian Opera. Contains an essay by Larchet.
1961: Gaiety Theatre: Festival of Italian Opera.
1962: Gaiety Theatre: 21st Anniversary 1941-1962 of the society: Festival of Italian Opera. Essay by Larchet 'Opera in Dublin'.
1963: Gaiety Theatre: Festival of Italian Opera.
1964: Gaiety Theatre: Festival of Italian Opera.
1970: Gaiety Theatre: International Opera Season.

3/4/61-29/4/61: Leaflet for the Spring Season of the Dublin Grand Opera Society, presented with Radio Eireann.

Different festival programmes for the same Festival of Italian Opera 23/4/62-19/5/62 and 20/5/63-18/6/63: provide specific dates for the concerts, and list performers.

3 programmes from the season 23/11/64-12/12/64: Der Rosenkavalier, The Gypsy Baron and The Pearl Fishers. Specific dates unknown.

Flyer for 'The Evangalist' commencing 19/6/63 in the Gaiety Theatre [DGOS not involved]

Leaflet for The Royal Ballet from 21/5/62-26/5/62 in the Gaiety Theatre [DGOS not involved]
Date range of collection
1958 - 1970
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Not Specific
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Location Details

National Library of Ireland
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Collections Overview
The National Library of Ireland has two collections consisting mainly of printed sheet music from the eighteenth to the early twentieth century. These include much material from the mainsteam western classical music tradition, but also material relating to little known Irish composers. The names of the two collections are the Joly Music Collection and the Additional Music collection. In addition the Library has a small but significant collection of music manuscripts. The general printed collections include some Irish ballad, folk-music and popular song collections.
For details of other collections held at the same location: See the location record

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Cardif University (Prifysgol Caerdydd)Royal College of Music LondonMuseums, Libraries and Archives Council