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Collection Description

Collection Title
Charles Acton Collection: Box 13 (1979-1985)
Unique Identifier
Acton Gift 13
Collection relating to the Dublin Grand Opera Society.

Series of 36 annotated programmes (and 18 duplicates - mostly middle pages only) relating to the individual concerts in the opera seasons (in spring and winter) presented by the Dublin Grand Opera Society in the Gaiety Theatre, Dublin from 1979 to 1985.

8 festival booklets (including duplicate for 1984) contain programme notes on each work performed in the festivals, and biographies and photos of the performers and conductors. Members of the Radio E ireann Symphony Orchestra and the performing members of the Dublin Grand Opera Society delineated, as as the patrons. Concerts were held in the Gaiety Theatre, Dublin and the Opera House, Cork. Booklet for 1981 contains an historical note marking the 40th year of the Dublin Grand Opera Society.

Individual programme from 17/4/82: Dublin Grand Opera Society, Spring Season 1982: Operatic Concert featuring Piero Cappuccilli with the RTE Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Pronnsi as O Duinn.
Date range of collection
1979 - 1985
Accumulation Dates
Suggested Audience
Not Specific
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Location Details

National Library of Ireland
Kildare Street Dublin Dublin 2 United Kingdom
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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.
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Associated Collection(s)
Cardif University (Prifysgol Caerdydd)Royal College of Music LondonMuseums, Libraries and Archives Council