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Collection Description

Collection Title
Boydell Collection: Opera programmes (1963-92)
Unique Identifier
Boydell Programmes Box 4
One folder of miscellaneous programmes collected by Dr Brian Boydell relating to opera performances from 1963-92.

18/11/67-25/11/67: Grove Theatre, Belfast: Ulster Opera. Leaflet.
9/2/83-20/2/83: Gleeson Hall, Kevin Street: City of Dublin VEC Dublin Institute of Technology College of Music. Contains programme notes.
16/11/63: Rathmines Town Hall: City of Dublin VEC College of Music. Intimate Opera.
1992: Combattimenti (3 Opera Battles) presented by the Opera Theatre Company.
4/5/96-25/7/96: Opera Theatre Company. First Irish performance.
1/5/92: Síamsa Tíre: Opera Theatre Company. First Irish perforamnce.
30/5/[year unknown]-31/5/[year unknown]: Royal Hospital Kilmainham: CDVEC, DIT celebration of the silver jubilee of the College of Music. Contains programme notes.
22/11/65-27/11/65: Theatre Royal, Waterford: Waterford Grand Opera Society. Contains programme notes.
10/3/[year unknown]: Grand Opera House Belfast 'Les Sylphides' and 'Alice in Wonderland'.
1981-82 [plus duplicate]: Wicklow Opera Group 'The Two Widows'.
7/11/[year unknown]-14/11/[year unknown]: Savoy Theatre, Limerick: Limerick Choral and Operatic Society; Festival of Grand Opera. Contains biographical and programme notes.
11/5/66-15/5/66: Odeon Cinema, Tuam: Tuam Operatic Society. Contains programme notes.
22/9/68: [location unknown]: Western Opera presented by the British Legion Womens' Section Widows and Orphans Fund. Accompanied by historial note on the latter.
22/5/66-29/5/66: Kilrush Opera Society; A Week of Opera. Contains historical, biographical and programme notes.
19/9/87-26/9/87: Grand Opera House, Belfast: Ulster Orchestra and the Chorus of Opera Northern Ireland; Victoria de los Angeles; Susanne Murphy, Kate McCarney, John Treleaven, Malcolm Donnelly. Contains biographical and programme notes.
2/11/89: St. Stephen's Church (The Peppercanister): Ulysees Ensemble. Premiere of 'The Rendezvous' by Gerard Victory.

Collection includes correspondence.
Uncatalogued collection; identifier will change. Check with librarian in Early Printed Books Dept.
Date range of collection
1963 - 1982
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Not Specific
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Location Details

Trinity College Dublin, Library
College Street Dublin Dublin 2
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Collections Overview
The music collections are spread over three Library departments. The main collections of music literature and printed music are held in the Music Library, located in the Ussher Library. The open access collections are focussed on supporting the academic needs of students and staff of the College. They include books and periodicals on music, reference works and bibliographies (including online databases), as well as a separate collection of student lending material. Printed music on open access includes collected editions of the works of over 70 composers, anthologies, manuscript facsimiles, and other individual works and editions. The closed access collection is large and diverse, containing items received under legal deposit mainly since about 1880. Earlier printed music is held in the Department of Early Printed Books. Two special collections stand out: the Ebenezer Prout Collection, particularly strong in music and editions of the 19th century, and the Townley Hall Collection, a country house collection of the 18th and 19th centuries. The Department of Manuscripts holds all music manuscript material. The collection includes liturgical music of the 11th-18th centuries, the Ballet and Dallis lute books, the 16th-century Dublin Virginal Book, the Mercer's Hospital collection, and Irish folk music collected by Petrie, Goodman and Moeran. Several twentieth century Irish composers (Barry, Boydell, Boyle, Deale, Duff, May, Victory) are also represented.
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