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Collection Description

Collection Title
Diana Gordon Collection: Theatrical venues (1937-73)
Unique Identifier
A collection of programmes for twelve performances given at eight London theatres between 1937 and 1973, held loosely and arranged in a miscellaneous fashion across the ten variously sized parcels comprising the Diana Gordon collection.

Items are listed here alphabetically by venue. All programmes provide detailed information regarding the performers involved. Those for dramatic performances also provide a brief synopsis of the plot for the work being performed.

- A.D.C. Theatre
29 and 30 October 1954: Schubert, The Conspirators, conducted by George Barker (with notes on the work (Maurice J. E. Brown) and on the orchestration (George Barker). The second of these documents carries handwritten annotations concerning performance timings.

- Aldwych Theatre
21 March 1956: Brecht/Weill, The Threepenny Opera, conducted by Berthold Goldschmidt.

- Cambridge Theatre
10 October 1937, 13 February, 2 October and 11 December 1938, and 15 January 1939: five orchestral, chamber and vocal concerts given as part of the London Theatre Concert series (with words and notes).

- Her Majesty's Theatre, Haymarket
[no date]: Gilbert and Sullivan, H.M.S. Pinafore.

- London Coliseum
8 and 11 August 1973: Wagner, Siegfried/Wagner, Twilight of the Gods, given by Sadler's Wells Opera Company, conducted by Reginald Goodall.

- Savoy Theatre
1961-62 season: Gilbert and Sullivan, The Gondoliers, given by the D'Oyly Carte Opera Company and performed by the New Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Isidore Godfrey.

- Stoll Theatre
24 January [1955]: Borodin, Prince Igor, given by the Yugoslav National Opera and Ballet.

- Theatre Royal, Drury Lane
[no dates]: programmes for productions of the following works, given under the auspices of 'A Season of Italian Opera': Bellini, La Sonnambula (conducted by Manno Wolf Ferrari); Verdi, La Forza del Destino (Royal Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Tullio Serafin); Mascagni, L’Amico Fritz (London Symphony Orchestra conducted by Vincenzo Bellazza); Rossini, Guglielmo Tell (Royal Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Vincenzo Bellazza) and Giordano, Andrew Chenier (London Symphony Orchestra conducted by Vincenzo Bellezza).
Date range of collection
1937 - 1973
Accumulation Dates
Suggested Audience
Not Specific
Associated Times

Location Details

British Library
The British Library St Pancras ,96 Euston Road London NW1 2DB
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Cardif University (Prifysgol Caerdydd)Royal College of Music LondonMuseums, Libraries and Archives Council